The Resource Lovie: : the story of a Southern midwife and an unlikely friendship, Lisa Yarger, (ebook)

Lovie: : the story of a Southern midwife and an unlikely friendship, Lisa Yarger, (ebook)

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Lovie: : the story of a Southern midwife and an unlikely friendship
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Lovie:
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the story of a Southern midwife and an unlikely friendship
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Lisa Yarger
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eng
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From 1950 until 2001, Lovie Beard Shelton practiced midwifery in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women; to those too poor to afford a hospital birth; and to a few rich enough to have any kind of delivery they pleased. Her life, which was about giving life, was conspicuously marked by loss, including the untimely death of her husband and the murder of her son. Lovie is a provocative chronicle of Shelton's life and work, which spanned enormous changes in midwifery and in the ways women give birth. In this artful exploration of documentary fieldwork, Lisa Yarger confronts the choices involved in producing an authentic portrait of a woman who is at once loner and self-styled folk hero. Fully embracing the difficulties of telling a true story, Yarger is able to get at the story of telling the story. As Lovie describes her calling, we meet a woman who sees herself working in partnership with God and who must wrestle with the question of what happens when a woman who has devoted her life to service, to doing God's work, ages out of usefulness. When I'm no longer a midwife, who am I? Facing retirement and a host of health issues, Lovie attempts to fit together the jagged pieces of her life as she prepares for one final home birth
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Midwest
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Yarger, Lisa
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618.2009756
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non fiction
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hoopla digital
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Documentary arts and culture
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  • Shelton, Lovie Beard
  • Midwives
  • Midwifery
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Lovie: : the story of a Southern midwife and an unlikely friendship, Lisa Yarger, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781469630069
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11768961
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11768961
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MWT11768961
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Lovie: : the story of a Southern midwife and an unlikely friendship, Lisa Yarger, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469630069
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11768961
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11768961
System control number
MWT11768961
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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