Chris Bohjalian

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Midwives

book | Fiction | 1998
World → Vintage

On an icy winter night in an isolated house in rural Vermont, a seasoned midwife named Sibyl Danforth takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency caesarean section on a mother she believes has died of a stroke. But what if Sibyl's patient wasn't dead - and Sibyl inadvertently killed her?

As Sibyl faces the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her own conscience, Midwives engages, moves, and transfixes us as only the very best novels ever do.

Midwives is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, part of Oprah's Book Club Selection, and A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.

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Reviews

The courtroom settings provide…ample suspense, but Bohjalian is equally adept at rendering… quieter, individual drama… A writer of unusual heart.
Boston Globe

Superbly crafted and astonishingly powerful... It will thrill readers who cherish their worn copies of To Kill A Mockingbird.
People

Among the many achievements of this gripping, insightful novel is the remarkable fullness with which Bohjalian writes... Readers will find themselves mesmerized by the irresistible momentum of the narrative and by Bohjalian's graceful, lucid, irony-laced prose.
Publishers Weekly

A treasure... It is a rare pleasure when a finely written novel also grips us with sheer storytelling power.
Portland Oregonian

Astonishing… will keep readers up late at night until the last page is turned.
Washington Post Book World

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