Among the many achievements of this gripping, insightful novel is the remarkable fullness with which Bohjalian (Water Witches) writes about both the physicality and the spirituality of childbirth.
—From Publisher's Weekly
In this new tale from the author of the acclaimed Water Witches (LJ 2/1/95), a New England midwife is accused of murder. Film rights were bought by Columbia-Tristar Pictures.
—From Library Journal
A thoughtful combination of ethical angst and courtroom drama
— From Mademoiselle
Superbly crafted...powerful. It will thrill readers who cherish their worn copies of To Kill a Mockingbird.