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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Wrongly accused when a baby is found dead, a 19th-century Colorado midwife who has witnessed the secrets of countless families considers in the face of her own secrets whether or not it is worth it to prove her innocence.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Spur Awards, Best Western Traditional Novel, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10439913
Cataloging source
KIMPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dallas, Sandra
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Infanticide
  • Midwives
  • Historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The last midwife, Sandra Dallas
Instantiates
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
ocn971982590
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781250074478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)971982590
Label
The last midwife, Sandra Dallas
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
ocn971982590
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781250074478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)971982590

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