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Midwives by Chris Bohjalian

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Midwives The time is and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington Vermont for fifteen years But one treacherous winter night in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines Sibyl takes desperate measures to save a baby s life She performs an emergency Caesarean section on its mother who appears to have died in labor But what if as Sibyl s assistant later charges the patient wasn t already dead and it was Sibyl who inadvertently killed her .

As recounted by Sibyl s precocious fourteen year old daughter Connie the ensuing trial bears the earmarks of a witch hunt except for the fact that all its participants are acting from the highest motives and the defendant increasingly appears to be guilty As Sibyl Danforth faces the antagonism of the law the hostility of traditional doctors and the accusations of her own conscience b Midwives b engages moves and transfixes us as only the very best novels ever do

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