The Midwife of Hope River

Patricia Harman (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
August 28, 2012
Pages
382
Dimensions
5.49 X 0.97 X 8.0 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062198891
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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 faculties of Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and West Virginia University. She is the author of two acclaimed memoirs and three novels: the bestselling The Midwife of Hope River, The Reluctant Midwife and The Runaway Midwife. She has three sons and lives near Morgantown, West Virginia.

Reviews

"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."--Johanna Moran, author of The Wives of Henry Oades
"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!"--Penny Armstrong, CNM, author of A Midwife's Story and A Wise Birth
"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."--Amy Hill Hearth, author of Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society: A Novel
"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."--Gay Courter, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Midwife and The Midwife's Advice
"Midwives are warriors in this beautifully sweeping tale."--Kirkus
"Memoirist Harman (Arms Open Wide; The Blue Cotton Gown), herself a certified nurse-midwife, takes readers back to hardscrabble times and adds plenty of medical drama and a dash of romance, to offer an uncommonly good piece of American historical fiction."--Library Journal
"...will definitely renew your faith in love, loyalty, forgiveness, understanding and just plain HOPE."--Fran Lewis