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The Resource The last midwife, Sandra Dallas

The last midwife, Sandra Dallas

Label
The last midwife
Title
The last midwife
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Dallas
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "SANDRA DALLAS is the author of fourteen novels, including A Quilt for Christmas, Fallen Women, True Sisters, The Bride's House, Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado."--
  • "It is 1880 and Gracy Brookens is the only midwife in a small Colorado mining town where she has delivered hundreds, maybe thousands, of babies in her lifetime. She is a gifted and important resource for the women of her hardscrabble community, a position earned through wisdom and trust. Most women in Swandyke couldn't even imagine getting through their pregnancy and labor without Gracy by their sides. But everything changes when a baby is found dead ... and the evidence points to Gracy as the killer. Gracy knows she didn't commit the crime. But her innocence isn't quite that simple, either. She knows things and that's dangerous. Invited into her neighbors' homes during their most intimate times, she can't help what she sees or hears. A woman sometimes says things in the birthing bed, when life and death seem suspended within the same moment. Gracy has always tucked those revelations away, even the confessions that have cast shadows on her heart. With her friends taking sides and a trial looming, Gracy must decide whether it's worth risking everything to prove her innocence. And she knows that her years of discretion may simply demand too high a price now ... especially since she's been keeping more than a few dark secrets of her own"--
Summary
"It is 1880 and Gracy Brookens is the only midwife in a small Colorado mining town where she has delivered hundreds, maybe thousands, of babies in her lifetime. She is a gifted and important resource for the women of her hardscrabble community, a position earned through wisdom and trust. Most women in Swandyke couldn't even imagine getting through their pregancy and labor without Gracy by their sides. But everything changes when a baby is found dead...and the evidence points to Gracy as the killer. Gracy knows she didn't commit the crime. But her innocence isn't quite that simple, either. She knows things and that's dangerous. Invited into her neighbors' homes during their most intimate times, she can't help what she sees or hears. A woman sometimes says things in the birthing bed, when life and death seem suspended within the same moment. Gracy has always tucked those revelations away, even the confessions that have cast shadows on her heart. With her friends taking sides and a trial looming, Gracy must decide whether it's worth risking everything to prove her innocence. And she knows that her years of discretion may simply demand too high a price now...especially since she's been keeping more than a few dark secrets of her own."--Provided by publisher
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Character
Award
Spur Awards, Best Western Traditional Novel, 2016.
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Awards note
Spur Award Winner, 2016.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.A434
LC item number
L37 2015
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The last midwife, Sandra Dallas
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn909198511
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 353 pages
Isbn
9781250074478
Lccn
2015017976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781250074461
System control number
(OCoLC)909198511
Label
The last midwife, Sandra Dallas
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn909198511
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 353 pages
Isbn
9781250074478
Lccn
2015017976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781250074461
System control number
(OCoLC)909198511

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