What happens when a person discovers that he or she may have accidentally killed someone? How does a person make peace with him or herself in such a situation? Can he or she ever admit to such a mistake?
While these questions may be unresolvable, Christopher Bohjalian raises them all and provides some interesting answers in his latest book, MIDWIVES.
Sibyl Danforth is a midwife in a small town in Vermont. Her patient, Charlotte Bedford, goes into labor one night, and seemingly suffers a stroke and dies. Prevented by a snowstorm from getting her patient to a hospital, Sibyl performs an emergency Caesarian section to save the baby.
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