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Midwives : (Accelerated Reader) : Oprah's Book Club.

Author: Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: NY : Vintage, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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ON AN ICY WINTER NIGHT IN AN ISOLATED HOUSE IN RURAL VERMONT, A SEASONED MIDWIFE NAMED SIBLYL DANFORTH TAKES DESPERATE MEASURES TO SAVE A BABY'S LIFE. SHE PERFORMS AN EMERGENCY CESAREAN SECTION ON A MOTHER SHE BELIEVES HAS DIED OF STROKE. BUT WHAT IF SIBYL'S PATIENT WASN'T DEAD AND SIBLY INADVERTENTLY KILLED HER? AS SIBLY FACES THE ANTAGONISM OF THE LAW, THE HOSTILITY OF TRADIONAL DOCTORS, AND THE ACCUSATIONS OF HER  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 0375706771 9780375706776
OCLC Number: 671293320
Description: 372 p. PBK.

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ON AN ICY WINTER NIGHT IN AN ISOLATED HOUSE IN RURAL VERMONT, A SEASONED MIDWIFE NAMED SIBLYL DANFORTH TAKES DESPERATE MEASURES TO SAVE A BABY'S LIFE. SHE PERFORMS AN EMERGENCY CESAREAN SECTION ON A MOTHER SHE BELIEVES HAS DIED OF STROKE. BUT WHAT IF SIBYL'S PATIENT WASN'T DEAD AND SIBLY INADVERTENTLY KILLED HER? AS SIBLY FACES THE ANTAGONISM OF THE LAW, THE HOSTILITY OF TRADIONAL DOCTORS, AND THE ACCUSATIONS OF HER OWN CONSCIENCE, MIDWIVES ENGAGES, MOVES, AND TRANSFIXES US AS ONLY THE VERY BEST NOVELS EVER DO.

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