CDN$ 6.02 + CDN$ 6.49 shipping
  • List Price: CDN$ 22.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 16.93 (74%)
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Your Online Bookstore.
CDN$ 6.02 + CDN$ 6.49 shipping

Ship to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid postal code.
Or
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Midwives Paperback – Nov 8 1998

3.9 out of 5 stars 505 customer reviews

See all 17 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 6.02
CDN$ 6.02 CDN$ 0.01

50% Off Amazon Prime when you join Amazon Student
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions


Frequently bought together

  • Midwives
  • +
  • Sharp Objects: A Novel
Total price: CDN$ 20.91
Buy the selected items together

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; 1 edition (Nov. 8 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375706771
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375706776
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 505 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #188,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

From Amazon

Oprah Book Club® Selection, October 1998: On a violent, stormy winter night, a home birth goes disastrously wrong. The phone lines are down, the roads slick with ice. The midwife, unable to get her patient to a hospital, works frantically to save both mother and child while her inexperienced assistant and the woman's terrified husband look on. The mother dies but the baby is saved thanks to an emergency C-section. And then the nightmare begins: the assistant suggests that maybe the woman wasn't really dead when the midwife operated:

Did she perform at least eight or nine cycles as my mother said, or four or five as Asa recalled? That is the sort of detail that was disputable. But at some point within minutes of what my mother believed had been a stroke, after my mother concluded the cardiopulmonary resuscitation had failed to generate a pulse or a breath, she screamed for Asa and Anne to find her the sharpest knife in the house.
In Midwives, Chris Bohjalian chronicles the events leading up to the trial of Sibyl Danforth, a respected midwife in the small Vermont town of Reddington, on charges of manslaughter. It quickly becomes evident, however, that Sibyl is not the only one on trial--the prosecuting attorney and the state's medical community are all anxious to use this tragedy as ammunition against midwifery in general; this particular midwife, after all, an ex-hippie who still evokes the best of the flower-power generation, is something of an anachronism in 1981. Through it all, Sibyl, her husband, Rand, and their teenage daughter, Connie, attempt to keep their family intact, but the stress of the trial--and Sibyl's growing closeness to her lawyer--puts pressure on both marriage and family. Bohjalian takes readers through the intricacies of childbirth and the law, and by the end of Sibyl Danforth's trial, it's difficult to decide which was more harrowing--the tragic delivery or its legal aftermath.

Narrated by a now adult Connie, Midwives moves back and forth in time, fitting vital pieces of information about what happened that night like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle into its complicated plot. As Connie looks back on her mother's trial, she is still trying to understand what happened--not on the night of the disaster--but in the months and years that followed. --Margaret Prior

From Library Journal

In this new tale from the author of the acclaimed Water Witches (LJ 2/1/95), a New England midwife is accused of murder. Film rights were bought by Columbia-Tristar Pictures.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

See all Product description

Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on February 21, 2001
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on June 20, 1999
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 13, 2002
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on June 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on June 20, 2017
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 25, 1999
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most recent customer reviews


Where's My Stuff?

Delivery & Returns

Need Help?