The Midwife: A Biography of Laurine Ekstrom Kingston

The Midwife: A Biography of Laurine Ekstrom Kingston (Victoria Burgess)by Victoria D. Burgess. Signature Books, 2012. 300 pp. Hardback. Reg. $26.95, SALE $24.25. Laurine Ekstrom would return home to find that her parents had rearranged the furniture again to accommodate Rulon Allred, a homeopath, who used their home to assist women in giving birth. Charismatic and unconventional, Allred was also president and prophet of the Mormon fundamentalist Church known as the Apostolic United Brethren. One day when Allred was delayed, Laurine offered what help she could to the expecting mother. Laurine was soon on her way to becoming the most sought-after midwife in Utah despite the fact that it was against the law for a licensed practical nurse to deliver babies. Another illegal aspect of her life was her marriage to Leon Kingston, son of another Mormon fundamentalist leader, Charles Elden Kingston. In this captivating biography, we learn about the methodology and lore of a modern midwife and the personality of a woman whose comforting way and advocacy of natural childbirth has made her a heroine to many. Click here for more information from the publisher.

Please join us in celebrating the release of this book at a reception sponsored by Signature Books on Wednesday, July 11, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at our store. Meet Laurine and Victoria and chat with friends. Enjoy catered refreshments and browse our recently remodeled store. During the month of July most new books are 10% off and most used and out-of-print books are 20% off.

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