The Midwife's Advice by Gay Courter
2

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Hannah Sokolow, the spirited heroine of Gay Courter’s international bestseller, "The Midwife," returns in this powerful story to face new medical challenges in turn-of-the-century New York. As head midwife at Bellevue Hospital, Hannah sees her proud profession usurped by the male-dominated practice of obstetrics. So when a young immigrant woman seeks a solution to a troubling but delicate personal problem, Hannah takes a bold step toward the new medical frontier of sex therapy. Soon she is giving intimate advice not only to her immigrant patients, but also to the intellectual of Greenwich Village who inspire her with radical new ideas on such issues as birth control, sex education, and healthy care. And there are other momentous changes in store for Hannah. For when her husband follows his heart to the turmoil of the Russian Revolution, Hannah follows hers—into a searing affair with a prominent doctor who is separated from her by faith, class, and marriage, but who is drawn to her by a fierce desire that matches her own.

 

About Gay Courter

See more books from this Author
Pat Gaudette is the founder and webmaster of the Friends & Lovers website (friendsandlovers.com), as well as the popular Midlife Wives Club website (midlifewivesclub.com). Gay Courter is the author of five bestselling novels including "The Midwife" and two works of nonfiction, including "I Speak for This Child,
 
Published September 18, 2010 by Egret E-book Editions. 610 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Midwife's Advice

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

In The Midwife (1981), Hannah Blau Sokolow, Jewish-Russian midwife, delivered babies in Russia, in America, on the high seas, and detoured into advice on sexual matters.

| Read Full Review of The Midwife's Advice: 2

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Hannah Sokolow returns as head midwife at Bellevue Hospital in 1913 in this compelling sequel to Courter's bestselling The Midwife .

| Read Full Review of The Midwife's Advice: 2

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

(Having noticed the preponderance of boys among orthodox Jewish families, she suggests that her patient follow Talmudic directions on sexual matters.) Although she studies the works of Freud, Kraft-Ebbing and Havelock Ellis, Hannah uses mainly intuition and common sense to counsel her embarrassed...

| Read Full Review of The Midwife's Advice: 2

Reader Rating for The Midwife's Advice
87%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 12 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×