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The Midwife [Kindle Edition]

Gay Courter
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In this blockbuster bestseller we meet Hannah Blau, the midwife, who fought savage religious prejudice to gain medical training in Moscow’s legendary Imperial College. She fought her own doubts and fears as she plunged into a forbidden love affair and an even more hazard-filled marriage. She fought the awesome odds facing a Jewish immigrant and the bitter hostility of male doctors in turn-of-the-century New York. She fought for her burning dreams and desires. She fought and she won. This sweeping novel follows the courageous and passionate Hannah from the corridors of the Imperial Palace to the Lower East Side, and finally to New York’s Fifth Avenue mansions — recreating a whole world of striving, of love, of lust, of life, death and birth.

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About the Author

Gay Courter is the author of five bestselling novels (The Midwife, The Midwife?s Advice, River of Dream, Flowers in the Blood, and Code Ezra) and three works of non-fiction including I Speak for this Child. She and her husband, Philip, are producers of award-winning documentary films and are the parents of 3 children. See www.gaycourter.com for more information

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 861 KB
  • Print Length: 536 pages
  • Publisher: Egret E-book Editions (18 Sept. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043M4RQE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #196,804 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.2 out of 5 stars
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Turn of the Century young woman comes to New York from Russia. She is intelligent and medically trained. Poor in a new country you live her struggles, enjoy her successes, feel her sorrow and fly with her when she sores. She is professionally successful in spite of the barriersplaced by the pecking order of the medical profession, a husband who would rather think than work and taking care of the children.This is a story of what a woman can achieve through obstacles at a time in history when most women were not in the professional world. To some extent you find yourself identifyingwith her some one hundred years later.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read 12 Sept. 2003
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This was a great read. The only reason I didn't give it 4 stars was because Hannah was portrayed to be so intellingent and yet fell for Belinkys 'cure' for impotency. The stories surronding the births were very interesting. Hannah was a woman well ahead of her time. Courter obviously did a lot of research re the births and also around the progroms taking place in Russia. I would not hesitate to reccomend this book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing read 28 Feb. 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I bought this book thinking it might be a novel featuring a serious, factual account of the life of a midwife/trainee doctor of the time. I read half of it before becoming so bored I gave it up and have given it to a charity shop. Just not my cup of tea - too light and more of a story of thwarted romance with the occasional medical story interspersed. Not for me!
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