In her first novel, Roberta Rich takes on 16th Century Venice. The Midwife of Venice tells the story of Hanna, a Jewish woman in a city ghetto who has a talent for delivering babies safely as well as a talent for escaping from certain disaster!
The book is quite a romp. It's funny, suspenseful and filled with wonderful historical detail.The Midwife of Venice has had some very good reviews including one from the Globe and Mail which includes this:
"a lively tale involving love, blackmail, family, murder, plague, intercultural compassion, dramatic last minute rescues and some very creative disguises"
It has all been very exciting for Roberta! I had a chance to talk to her recently about the book and about her change of career from law to writing.
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