The Midwife of Hope River

Patricia Harman

RRP: £6.99

1 February 2013

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782390817

RRP: £4.99

5 September 2012

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9780857899507

Call The Midwife meets The Help in this debut novel featuring Patience Murphy, a midwife in the 1930s struggling against disease, poverty, and prejudices-and her own haunting past-to bring new life into the world.


From start to satisfying conclusion, it is a beautifully imagined novel, a marvel of a debut, rich with fully realized characters and events. This is one I'll read again, more slowly next time.
Johanna Moran, author of The Wives of Henry Oades

The Midwife of Hope River is a rich and deeply moving book that will pleasantly linger in your thoughts long after you've finished reading it. Patricia Harman has created such a striking and original heroine that pregnant women everywhere will be wanting Patience Murphy to deliver their babies.
Theresa Brown, author of Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life and Everything in Between, and New York Times Opinion Columnist

I learned, I laughed, I cried, but most of all I was deeply impressed by the artistry of the midwife and her central role in women's lives prior to the advent of commercialized, institutionalized medicine. This novel will live in my heart for years to come.
Amy Hill Hearth, author of Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society: A Novel