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The Midwife’s Revolt


    The Midwife’s Revolt

    A talk with the author, Jodi Daynard.
    Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 pm.
    Co-sponsored by the Col. William McIntosh Chapter, NSDAR.

    The Midwife’s Revolt takes the reader on a journey to the founding days of America. It follows midwife Lizzie Boylston from her grieving days of widowhood after Bunker Hill, to her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams, and finally to her dangerous work as a spy for the Cause. A novel rich in historical detail, The Midwife’s Revolt opens a window onto the real lives of colonial women.

    Jodi Daynard is a writer of fiction, essays, and criticism. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, The Paris Review, Agni, New England Review and in several anthologies. She is the author of The Place Within: Portraits of the American Landscape by 20 Contemporary Writers (W. W. Norton). Ms. Daynard’s essays have been nominated for several prizes and mentioned in Best American Essays. She has taught writing at Harvard University, M.I.T., and in the MFA program at Emerson College, and served for seven years as Fiction Editor at Boston Review. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, The National Women’s Book Association, and the Author’s Guild. The Midwife’s Revolt is her first novel.

    Please note – This program replaces the genealogy workshop, “Just Who Do You Think You Are?”  The workshop will be offered at a later date.