Once a Midwife: A Hope River Novel


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William Morrow & Company
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5.2 X 7.9 X 1.3 inches | 0.75 pounds

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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.


"Patricia Harman...brings to life the impact of the First and Second World Wars upon the people of early 20th century rural America...True love, family, friendships, politics, history, nature, culture and babies. What more could a reader possibly want?" -- Alicia Bay Laurel, New York Times bestselling author Living on the Earth

"If you could live inside a Norman Rockwell painting, Once a Midwife would be the place. Rockwell's themes--a nation under threat in wartime, the struggle for racial equality, and the consolation of family--they're all right here." -- Jodi Daynard, Bestselling Author of The Midwife's Revolt

"I almost devoured, Once a Midwife...It's not easy to write a novel that includes so many interwoven historical details, all the while keeping the reader's attention on the human story, the impact of outer events on people's lives and personal journeys. Patricia Harman did it so well." -- Suzanne Arms, author of Immaculate Deception 11: Myth, Magic and Birth

"Long after I turned the last page, the character of midwife Patience Hester stayed with me...For we all need role models like Patience--fiercely loyal, brave, and forgiving. Once a Midwife is a remarkable read, full of individuals to love and birth stories to inspire." -- Amy Wright Glenn, author of Holding Space: on Loving, Dying, and Letting Go