The Resource The last midwife, Sana Dallas

The last midwife, Sana Dallas

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The last midwife
Title
The last midwife
Statement of responsibility
Sana Dallas
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Colorado, 1880. Gracy Brookens has delivered hundreds, maybe thousands, of babies in her lifetime. The only midwife in a small mining town tucked in the Tenmile Range, Gracy is a gifted and important resource for the women of her hardscrabble community. For years, she has advised expectant mothers through their pregnancies, guided them through the tortures of labor, and then helped them heal. To Gracy, every baby who survived its birth in the Colorado mountains was a miracle, though of course not all of them did, nor did the mothers. Those losses were an ache in her soul, so it was the ones who lived that she always kept in her mind as she set out to coach yet another woman in her delivery. Hers was a position earned through wisdom and trust and most women in Swandyke wouldn't even think of lying in without Gracy by their sides. But everything changes when a baby is found dead - and the evidence points to Gracy as the killer. The midwife knows she didn't commit the crime. Swandyke's most influential citizen may be claiming that Gracy strangled his baby boy shortly after birth with a piece of the linen thread she used to tie off the umbilical cord-but of course she'd never do something so ghastly. Ever. But her innocence isn't quite that simple, either. Gracy knows things and that's dangerous. Invited into her neighbors' homes during their most intimate times, she couldn't help what she saw or what she heard. A woman sometimes said things in the birthing bed, when life and death seemed suspended within the same moment. Gracy had always tucked those revelations away, even the confessions that had cast shadows on her heart. When a woman paid for Eve's sin through the pain of childbirth, any confession made during the suffering was meant for God's ears, not hers. 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.
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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10468783
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
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Dallas, Sana
Dewey number
813.54
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not applicable
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other
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PerformerNote
Narrated by Pilar Witherspoon
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Recorded Books, Inc
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True
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  • Midwives
  • Infanticide
  • Trust
  • Secrets
  • Communities
  • Innocence (Law)
  • Murder investigation
  • Malicious accusation
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Colorado
Target audience
adult
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Label
The last midwife, Sana Dallas
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  • RBdigital Audiobook
  • Electronic resource
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
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unknown
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unknown
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unknown
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (10 hr., 11 min.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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Isbn
9781490699141
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not applicable
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unknown
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Publisher number
Z11468
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The last midwife, Sana Dallas
Link
Publication
Note
  • RBdigital Audiobook
  • Electronic resource
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (10 hr., 11 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490699141
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z11468
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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