The Runaway Midwife

The Runaway Midwife

Large Print - 2017
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Midwife Clara Perry is accustomed to comforting her pregnant patients, calming fathers-to-be, and delivering babies safely into the world. But when her life takes a nosedive, Clara realizes she hasn't been tending to her own needs and does something drastic: she runs away and starts over. On a tiny, remote Canadian island, Clara becomes Sara Livingston, a writer seeking solitude.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2017
ISBN: 9781410498816
Branch Call Number: LPF HAR NVD
Characteristics: large print,rda
589 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Apr 17, 2017

Not as midwife-y as her other stories, but a great story about her journey into a Canadian small town, an island, and a branching out on your own. She talks about shopping yard sales, crafting from beach glass, living by herself in a remote cottage, getting to know the locals including hippies with drum circles, communes, and organic gardening. She makes friends with some distinct characters that become like her family. A great retreat from reality for anyone that has ever imagined running away and starting over. There is mention of her midwiving, her own homebirth, midwifey things, nursing things, and at least one birth she attends. It did take a while to start, kind of slow in the beginning

Mar 14, 2017

I found the book trite and the plot unbelievable. I actually couldn't read it in it's entirety as it was boring and predictable

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