Monday, February 13, 2017

Patricia Harman's "The Runaway Midwife," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: The Runaway Midwife by Patricia Harman.

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Have you ever thought about running away, completely re-inventing yourself? You don’t really want to end it all; you just want the world to stop so you can get off. The stress has to be something terrible and overwhelming. I used to fantasize about escaping my life a lot and then I wrote a book about it.

In The Runaway Midwife, nurse-midwife, Clara Perry has had it. Her biology professor husband is screwing around. Her daughter, studying abroad in Australia, won’t answer her texts. Her best friend commits suicide without leaving a note and then as if things can’t get worse, one of her OB patients dies at a homebirth and Clara’s being blamed for it and accused of medical manslaughter.

Clara, is at the point where ordinary sensible solutions, things she would recommend to her patients, like going to a counselor, taking an antidepressant or divorce, seem as unhelpful as climbing Mount Everest with two broken legs.

So what does she do? The only thing a sensible, a down to earth, cautious person like Clara, would never do. She runs to a small island in Canada where she hopes she will never be found.

Jennifer Aniston would be perfect for the role because...[read on]
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