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The Midwife of Hope River

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A remarkable new voice in American fiction enchants readers with a moving and uplifting novel that celebrates the miracle of life. In The Midwife of Hope River, first-time novelist Patricia Harmon transports us to poverty stricken Appalachia during the Great Depression years of the 1930s and introduces us to a truly unforgettable heroine. Patience Murphy, a midwife struggling against disease, poverty, and prejudice--and her own haunting past--is a strong and endearing character that fans of the books of Ami McKay and Diane Chamberlain will take into their hearts, as she courageously attempts to bring new light, and life, into an otherwise cruel world.
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Midwife Patience Murphy has a gift: a talent for escorting mothers through the challenges of bringing children into the world. Working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience takes the jobs that no one else wants, helping those most in need—and least likely to pay. She knows a successful midwifery practice must be built on a foundation of openness and trust—but the secrets Patience is keeping are far too intimate and fragile for her to ever let anyone in.

Honest, moving, and beautifully detailed, Patricia Harman's The Midwife of Hope River rings with authenticity as Patience faces nearly insurmountable difficulties. From the dangerous mines of West Virginia to the terrifying attentions of the Ku Klux Klan, Patience must strive to bring new light and life into an otherwise hard world.

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series Hope River novels
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subject_facet Appalachian Region -- Fiction, Depressions -- 1929 -- Appalachian Region -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- Fiction, Large type books, Midwives -- Fiction, Secrecy -- Fiction, Women radicals -- Fiction
title_display The Midwife of Hope River
title_full The Midwife of Hope River, The midwife of Hope River [text (large print)] / Patricia Harman
title_short The Midwife of Hope River
topic_facet Depressions, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Midwives, Secrecy, Women radicals