Carol Leonard reading Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart in Philadelphia, 4/16/09 at Wooden Shoe Books an anarchist & radical bookstore~

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"Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart: A Midwife's Saga" with Carol Leonard
When: Thu, April 16, 7pm – 8pm
Where: Wooden Shoe Books (map)
Description: Thursday April 16th 7:00PM Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart: A Midwife’s Saga an author event with Carol Leonard! @ Wooden Shoe Books 508 s. 5th Street Philadelphia PA 19147 215-413-0999

Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart has it all. It’s part memoir, part American history, part textbook, part spiritual journey, part love story. Carol Leonard relays her life story as a midwife, a mother, a wife and a health care activist from 1975 (the year her son was born) to 1987 (the year of her deepest, darkest time.) The yarn that winds seamlessly thorough this book is the moment of birth. As a midwife who has delivered hundreds of babies, Carol Leonard tells the best birth stories! By their very nature, birth stories are the ultimate adventure tales, full of fraught emotion and drama that would make any Hollywood producer envious. Danger, romance, mystery, comedy and sometimes, sadly, tragedy – Leonard’s stories will keep you turning the pages with anticipation. Carol Leonard is an outstanding midwife, in addition, she is an accomplished writer. She has a keen ability to tell a story cleanly with just the right amount of detail, humor and intrigue. Each chapter contains a nice mix of personal narrative, midwifery history, and many splendid and suspenseful birth stories. Leonard applies an unflinching truthfulness to the telling as she bravely shines a cold, hard light into her past, warts-and-all. Leonard reveals her finest