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Listen To Me Good: The Life Story of an Alabama Midwife

“Smith…offers readers a firsthand account of rural lay midwifery and life in a small Alabama town… [Her] dedication, strong religious faith, and dignity are evident throughout this tribute to a tradition of self--care and community support. This fascinating oral history will interest students of the health sciences, women’s studies and history, as well as general readers. Highly recommended for all collections.”

Library Journal


“Margaret Charles Smith is a national treasure. She can teach us abut courage, motherwit, perseverance, our history, and how to face what’s coming—if we listen.”
–Ina May Gaskin, President, Midwives’ Alliance of North America and author of Spiritual Midwifery