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Patricia Harman


Patricia Harman

Patricia Harman, CNM, got her start as a lay midwife on rural communes and went on to become a nurse-midwife on the faculties of Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and West Virginia University. She is the author of two acclaimed memoirs and the bestselling novel THE MIDWIFE OF HOPE RIVER. She has three sons and lives near Morgantown, West Virginia.

Books by Patricia Harman

by Patricia Harman - Fiction

Midwife Clara Perry is accustomed to comforting her pregnant patients, but when her life takes a nosedive, she runs away and starts over again in a place where no one knows her. Deciding to reinvent herself, Clara takes a new identity: Sara Livingston, a writer seeking solitude. But there’s no avoiding the outside world. The residents are friendly, and draw “Sara” into their lives and confidences. She volunteers at the local medical clinic, using her midwifery skills, and forms a tentative relationship with a local police officer. But what will happen if she lets down her guard and reveals the real reason why she left her old life?

by Patricia Harman - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Midwife Patience Murphy has a talent for escorting mothers through the challenges of bringing children into the world. Working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience helps those most in need --- and least likely to pay. She knows a successful midwifery practice must be built on a foundation of openness and trust, but the secrets Patience is keeping are far too intimate and fragile for her to ever let anyone in.