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The frozen river : a novel

Lawhon, Ariel (author.).

Summary: "A gripping historical mystery based on the real-life diary entries of Martha Ballard, an 18th-century midwife who defied the legal system and wrote herself into American history. 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." --

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385546881
  • ISBN: 0385546874 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780385546874 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 432 pages : map ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2023]
Subject: Kennebec River Valley (Me.) Social life and customs 18th century Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Midwives Fiction
Ballard, Martha 1735-1812 Fiction
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 0 of 12 copies available at Kenton County.

Holds

  • 26 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch LAWHO A (Text) 33126023944600 New Adult Fiction Checked out 02/15/2024
Covington Branch LAWHO A (Text) 33126026320642 New Adult Fiction Checked out 02/27/2024
Covington Branch New Adult Fiction (Text) ACQ0703354 New Adult Fiction On order -
Covington Branch New Adult Fiction (Text) ACQ0704799 New Adult Fiction On order -
Erlanger Branch LAWHO A (Text) 33126023944550 New Adult Fiction Checked out 02/26/2024
Erlanger Branch LAWHO A (Text) 33126023944568 New Adult Fiction Checked out 02/28/2024
Erlanger Branch LAWHO A (Text) 33126025914973 New Adult Fiction Checked out 02/24/2024
Erlanger Branch New Adult Fiction (Text) ACQ0704800 New Adult Fiction On order -
Independence Branch LAWHO A (Text) 33126023944634 New Adult Fiction Checked out 03/05/2024
Independence Branch LAWHO A (Text) 33126026320634 New Adult Fiction Checked out 02/26/2024


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