The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife

The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife

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ISBN-13: 9781504646604
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Series: The Hope River Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Patricia Harman, CNM, got her start as a lay midwife on rural communes and went on to become a nurse-midwife on the faculty of Ohio State
University, Case Western Reserve University, and West Virginia University. She lives near Morgantown, West Virginia; has three sons; and is the author of two acclaimed memoirs. Her first novel, The
Midwife of Hope River
, was published to critical acclaim.

What People are Saying About This

Penny Armstrong

“As always when writing of birth, the bleakest of times can be transformed by the power and beauty of birth...the moments of joy between new parents and their baby, between the mothers and the midwife, and between the midwife and her young assistant, light up the pages. Amen baby!”

Gay Courter

“a luminous novel of new beginnings, loss, love…and yes hope! Patricia Harman’s all-too-human stories of birth mingle with the harsh realities of rural life in the 1930s...A thoroughly satisfying read by a talented storyteller.”

Fran Lewis

“...will definitely renew your faith in love, loyalty, forgiveness, understanding and just plain HOPE.”

Amy Hill Hearth

“I learned, I laughed, I cried, but most of all I was deeply impressed by the artistry of the midwife and her central role in women’s lives prior to the advent of commercialized, institutionalized medicine. This novel will live in my heart for years to come.”

Johanna Moran

“The Midwife of Hope River...is still on my mind days after finishing. From start to satisfying conclusion, it is a beautifully imagined novel, a marvel of a debut, rich with fully realized characters and events. This is one I’ll read again, more slowly next time.”

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