Join us at Park Road Books
on March 25th!
The author of this book will be available at 2pm for a reading and book signing.
"From 1950 until 2001, Lovie Beard Shelton practiced midwifery in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women; to those too poor to afford a hospital birth; and to a few rich enough to have any kind of delivery they pleased. Her life, which was about giving life, was conspicuously marked by loss, including the untimely death of her husband and the murder of her son." ~Park Road Books
Lisa Yarger is cofounder and co-owner of the Munich Readery.Yarger grew up in Raleigh, studied English at Wake Forest University and earned a master's degree in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She met Lovie Shelton in 1996 while working on an exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History. Since 2005 she has lived in Munich, Germany, where she and her family own and operate the Munich Readery, an English-language secondhand bookshop.