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The Resource The midwife of Venice, Roberta Rich, (electronic resource)

The midwife of Venice, Roberta Rich, (electronic resource)

Label
The midwife of Venice
Title
The midwife of Venice
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Rich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hannah Levi is known throughout sixteenth-century Venice for her skill in midwifery. But when a Christian nobleman appears at her door in the Jewish ghetto imploring her to help his wife who is dying in childbirth, Hannah's compassion is tested. Not only is it illegal for Jews to render medical treatment to Christians, it's also punishable by torture and death. Yet Hannah finds she cannot refuse the chance to make more money than she's ever seen in her whole life. With such a handsome sum, she could save her husband, Issaac, who months earlier was captured at sea and forced into slavery in Malta by the Knights of St. John. Aided by her forbidden "birthing spoons" - rudimentary forceps she invented to coax reluctant babies out of their mothers' wombs - Hannah agrees to assist the nobleman and attend to his ailing wife and child. Will she be able to save the mother and the baby? And if she does, will she also be able to save herself? Woven throughout Hannah's travails in Venice is the story of Isaac and his life as a slave in Malta. Fearing that Hannah has perished in plague, he pins whatever hopes he has of returning home to her on his talent for writing love letters that melt even the hardest of hearts"--
Assigning source
Cover flaps
Cataloging source
G8V
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rich, Roberta
Dewey number
C813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.R489
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Midwives
  • Jews
  • Christians
  • Slaves
  • Venice (Italy)
Label
The midwife of Venice, Roberta Rich, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C02D2A0E-C932-4316-9CB6-1FDE04135A6F
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385668286
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn858017202
  • (OCoLC)858017202
Label
The midwife of Venice, Roberta Rich, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C02D2A0E-C932-4316-9CB6-1FDE04135A6F
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385668286
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn858017202
  • (OCoLC)858017202

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