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The frozen river : a novel / Ariel Lawhon.

Lawhon, Ariel, (author).

Summary:
Maine, 1789: When the Kennebec River freezes, entombing a man in the ice, Martha Ballard is summoned to examine the body and determine cause of death. As a midwife and healer, she is privy to much of what goes on behind closed doors in Hallowell. Her diary is a record of every birth and death, crime and debacle that unfolds in the close-knit community. Months earlier, Martha documented the details of an alleged rape committed by two of the town's most respected gentlemen - one of whom has now been found dead in the ice. But when a local physician undermines her conclusion, declaring the death to be an accident, Martha is forced to investigate the shocking murder on her own. Over the course of one winter, as the trial nears, and whispers and prejudices mount, Martha doggedly pursues the truth. Her diary soon lands at the center of the scandal, implicating those she loves and compelling Martha to decide where her own loyalties lie. Clever, layered, and subversive, Ariel Lawhon's newest offering introduces an unsung heroine who refused to accept anything less than justice at a time when women were considered best seen and not heard. The Frozen River is a thrilling, tense, and tender story about a remarkable woman who left an unparalleled legacy yet remains nearly forgotten to this day. -- Provided by dustjacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385546874 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0385546874 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 432 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The Good Morning America book club"--Cover.
Subject: Ballard, Martha, 1735-1812 > Fiction.
Midwives > Maine > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Kennebec River Valley (Me.) > Social life and customs > 18th century > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction).
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 6 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.

Holds

  • 25 current holds with 6 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library FIC LAWHON, ARIEL (Text) 36446002099987 New Adult Checked Out 03/08/2024


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