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The Resource Midwives, by Chris Bohjalian

Midwives, by Chris Bohjalian

Label
Midwives
Title
Midwives
Statement of responsibility
by Chris Bohjalian
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the pastoral community of Reddington, Vermont, during the harsh winter of 1981, Sibyl Danforth makes a life-or-death decision based on fifteen years of experience as a respected midwife -- a decision intended to save a child, a decision that will change her life forever
  • In the midst of a brutally cold night, cut off from the area hospital and even from the rescue squad by an ice storm that has downed phone lines and made roads impassable, Sibyl Danforth feels she has no alternative except to attempt to save the baby of a woman in her care who she fears has died of a stroke during a long and difficult labor. Later that day, however, the midwife's assistant tells the police that she believes the mother was still very much alive when the cesarean section was performed in the cold and isolated farmhouse. The story of this tragedy and its aftermath is narrated by Sibyl's daughter, Connie, now an obstetrician, who is remembering the events that occurred the year she turned fourteen, when her mother's freedom and her family's fate rested in the hands of twelve men and women
Summary
A seasoned midwife in rural Vermont faces the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her own conscience
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
000855
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bohjalian, Chris
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O495
LC item number
M5 1997
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 1150
  • 1150
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Oprah's book club
  • Oprah's book club
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Midwifery
  • Trials
  • Vermont
Target audience
adult
Label
Midwives, by Chris Bohjalian
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780375706776
Lccn
96022953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 34839705
  • 267368
Label
Midwives, by Chris Bohjalian
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780375706776
Lccn
96022953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 34839705
  • 267368

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