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Review The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon

  The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon Published: December 2023 Genre: Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery Pages: 420 Available: ebook, paperback, audio, hardcover Sex: contains descriptions of rape, a central point of the story Violence: murder, mild violence The Short Story: A wonderful story with an engaging mystery A man is found in the frozen river and midwife Martha Ballard is asked to determine the cause of death. She believes he was murdered but the newly arrived doctor disagrees. This death is one of the central plotlines in this fabulous story. The second major plotline is the rape of the town ministers wife who accuses the local judge and the dead man pulled from the river. But this book is so much more than the sum of its parts. It's the story of Martha Ballard, a midwife and diarist. Based on her real diaries, author Lawhon writes an engaging novel of life in the late 18th century in a romote town in Maine.  From a historical perspective, the book is full of period deta

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