Book Reviews of The Midwife's Tale

The Midwife's Tale
The Midwife's Tale
Author: Gretchen Moran Laskas
ISBN-13: 9780385335515
ISBN-10: 0385335512
Publication Date: 4/2003
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: The Dial Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed this book about a woman in 1900's West Virginia who comes from a long line of midwives. Although midwivery plays a big role in the story, I felt it dealt more with each character's inability to overcome their fear of abandonment and be able to love. It was a touching story about how what we wish for ourselves and what we need are sometimes two very different things.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a wonderful story of the strength of women and traditions in Appalachia. Love, loss, war, epidemic and heartbreak are all endured by these strong women, and the author's descriptive storytelling makes it easy to feel as if you are right there in West Virginia with them. Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good story telling, definitely a good book if you want something easy to read,you will enjoy the characters and get swept up in the storyline. I have really liked it.
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A quick pleasant read.
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A great fiction work regarding a line of family midwifes on a mountain in prewar Appalachia. A great, easy read.
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This book was beautiful and so very well written. The author, who comes from a long line of Appalachian women, draws upon stories that have been passed down by the women in her family and she has woven a beautiful tale. This is one that you'd want to pass along to your mother, to your daughter, to your best friend; I will recommend this one to my book club.
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This book was beautiful and so very well written. The author, who comes from a long line of Appalachian women, draws upon stories that have been passed down by the women in her family and she has woven a beautiful tale. This is one that you'd want to pass along to your mother, to your daughter, to your best friend; I will recommend this one to my book club.
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This book was beautiful and so very well written. The author, who comes from a long line of Appalachian women, draws upon stories that have been passed down by the women in her family and she has woven a beautiful tale. This is one that you'd want to pass along to your mother, to your daughter, to your best friend; I will recommend this one to my book club.
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Excellent book. Obtained this book for my daughter, Erin, who is becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife. Will NOT be reposting it.
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Book was interesting. Made you think about midwifes.