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The Midwife
The Midwife
Author: Gay Courter
Hannah Blau, a young midwife, is driven by a passion to help other women--from Russian noblewomen to prostitutes--bring their babies safely into the world. After surviving pogroms, she emigrates to America where midwives present an economic threat to the emerging specialty of obstetrics, but the greatest challenge Hannah faces is from three men-...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451156235
ISBN-10: 0451156234
Publication Date: 4/2/1985
Pages: 536
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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ElleS avatar reviewed The Midwife on + 112 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book was an excellen story!
Ducky93 avatar reviewed The Midwife on + 12 more book reviews
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I thought that I would enjoy this book since I am slightly into midwifery, but I found it more of a dramatic/sexual book. Instead of this book being a fictional book about the life of a midwife, I found it to be a cheap,gross book. Do not be fooled as I was and waste your credits.
Of course, if you like that kind of book than this is the book for you.
The Writing, I found, wasn't very good either.
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I almost didn't list this book-it is one you will want to read and reread. Part thriller, part drama, and the complex relationship of a mother and daughter. Thought provoking questions about midwivery and delivery.
MyLikeIt avatar reviewed The Midwife on + 450 more book reviews
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This novel and its sequel The Midwife's Advice, are fascinating. They tell the tale of Hannah Sokolow, Jewish-American immigrant and midwife. A look at the world of early 20th century immigrant New York, and how many of today's controversies were shaped by the events of 100 years ago.
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A really enjoyable story (note, there is a sequel, The Midwife's Advice)... as an aspiring midwife, it was interesting to see so many parallels compared to the modern-day midwife's battle to practice legally even now in the 21st Century.
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I read this for a reading book clud read -- I laughed, I cried, I learned --- well written, good story, informative, good characters! Good read!
mamajek avatar reviewed The Midwife on + 4 more book reviews
Historical, steamy novel.... first 150 pages go a little slow - but then it picks up - way up - I love this book and have read it twice. Full of accurate medical and historical facts and circumstances - especially around midwifery and childbirth.
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Almost didn't post it too. It was a great story that I re-read and enjoyed each time I re-read it.