The Midwife's Advice - Midwife, Bk 2 Author:Gay Courter Hannah Sokolow, the spirited heroine of the international bestseller, The Midwife, returns to tackle new medical challenges in New York. As head midwife for Bellevue Hospital, Hannah faces opposition from male obstetricians who are protecting their turf. After counseling one troubled immigrant woman, Hannah takes a bold step toward a new ... more »frontier: sex therapy. When her husband follows his political heart to help the Russian revolution, Hannah follows hers -- into a searing affair with a prominent doctor who is separated from her by faith, class, and marriage, but who is driven with a fierce desire that matches her own.« less
This novel and its predecessor The Midwife, 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.