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The last midwife / Sandra Dallas.

Dallas, Sandra, (author.).


"SANDRA DALLAS is the author of fourteen novels, including A Quilt for Christmas, Fallen Women, True Sisters, The Bride's House, Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado."-- Provided by publisher.
"It is 1880 and Gracy Brookens is the only midwife in a small Colorado mining town where she has delivered hundreds, maybe thousands, of babies in her lifetime. She is a gifted and important resource for the women of her hardscrabble community, a position earned through wisdom and trust. Most women in Swandyke couldn't even imagine getting through their pregnancy and labor without Gracy by their sides. But everything changes when a baby is found dead ... and the evidence points to Gracy as the killer. Gracy knows she didn't commit the crime. But her innocence isn't quite that simple, either. She knows things and that's dangerous. Invited into her neighbors' homes during their most intimate times, she can't help what she sees or hears. A woman sometimes says things in the birthing bed, when life and death seem suspended within the same moment. Gracy has always tucked those revelations away, even the confessions that have cast shadows on her heart. 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"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250074478
  • ISBN: 1250074479
  • Physical Description: viii, 353 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Awards Note:
Spur Award Winner, 2016.
Subject: Midwives > Fiction.
Infanticide > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Midwives > Juvenile fiction.
Colorado > Social life and customs > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 28 of 29 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lebanon-Laclede County.


  • 1 current hold with 29 total copies.
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