MOTHERWIT: AN ALABAMA MIDWIFE'S STORY is the oral memoir of Onnie Lee Logan who practiced midwifery in Alabama from 1931 to 1984. She was the last lay midwife practicing in Mobile. Onnie Lee Logan's voice is warm and compelling and explains southern rural life.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Katherine Clark on the title page when she launched her first Mountain Brook novel on September 3, 2015. It is a new, unread hardback opened only for signing. This edition was published in December, 2013 by Untreed Reads.
KATHERINE CLARK (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) and the Booksmith have a close relationship that began in 2001 when we hosted the launch of the original publication of this book, which was an oral memoir of our dear friend Eugene Walter. Subsequently, she has begun every tour at The Alabama Booksmith. She was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has received many writing honors since graduating from the Altamont School in Birmingham, Harvard, and receiving her PhD in English from Emory.
THIS VIDEO was shot at the store on July 22, 2017.