My Name Is Mary Sutter

A Novel

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Publisher Description

An enthralling historical novel about a young woman's struggle to become a doctor during the Civil War

In this stunning first novel, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, head­strong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine-and eager to run away from her recent heartbreak- Mary leaves home and travels to Washington, D.C. to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded. Under the guidance of William Stipp and James Blevens-two surgeons who fall unwittingly in love with Mary's courage, will, and stubbornness in the face of suffering-and resisting her mother's pleas to return home to help with the birth of her twin sister's baby, Mary pursues her medical career in the desperately overwhelmed hospitals of the capital.

Like Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain and Robert Hicks's The Widow of the South, My Name Is Mary Sutter powerfully evokes the atmosphere of the period. Rich with historical detail (including marvelous depictions of Lincoln, Dorothea Dix, General McClellan, and John Hay among others), and full of the tragedies and challenges of wartime, My Name Is Mary Sutter is an exceptional novel. And in Mary herself, Robin Oliveira has created a truly unforgettable heroine whose unwavering determination and vulnerability will resonate with readers everywhere.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
May 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Enhbk ,

Wonderful story!

What great book! I really had a difficult time putting it down, the history, the description of the conditions in the field " hospitals"--really enjoyed it!

Author Sherry Jones ,

A True Heroine of the Civil War

Robin Oiliviera has created an unforgettable heroine in Mary Sutter, a midwife who, through sheer determination and force of will, becomes a surgeon. To get there, she pursues the battlefields of the Civil War to minister to the wounded and dying, and to learn the arts of medicine and surgery. Her ambition doesn’t come without a price — many prices — but Mary is always, first and foremost, true to herself. Oliviera’s writing is deft, detailed, and beautiful. This book and its sequel, THE WINTER SISTERS, kept me up far past my bedtime many nights. I highly recommend both books!

Jenniebeach ,

My name is Mary Sutter

A wonderful historical novel. Great read! I highly recommend it!

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