For this year’s A-Z Challenge, I have chosen to
highlight some of the authors that we, in our book
club, have either read, as a group, separately, or have
been suggested,to us, from our on-line book club.
B is for Bohjalian, Chris
This book was suggested by our on-line group.Thought I haven't actually read it, it sounds like one I would enjoy.
The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for fifteen years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines, Sibyl takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency Caesarean section on its mother, who appears to have died in labor. But what if--as Sibyl's assistant later charges--the patient wasn't already dead, and it was Sibyl who inadvertently killed her?
As recounted by Sibyl's precocious fourteen-year-old daughter, Connie, the ensuing trial bears the earmarks of a witch hunt except for the fact that all its participants are acting from the highest motives--and the defendant increasingly appears to be guilty. As Sibyl Danforth faces the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her own conscience, Midwives engages, moves, and transfixes us as only the very best novels ever do.
If you'd like to check out or join our on-line book club, please select the link What To Read Next.
Boo, Catherine - Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Behrens, Peter - Law of Dreams