My Name Is Mary Sutter: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 13, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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A New York Times bestseller and a moving Civil War novel about a young midwife who dreams of becoming a surgeon

Fans of Calebís Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, Cold Mountainby Charles Frazier, and Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini will love this New York Times bestselling tale of the Civil War. Mary Sutter is a brilliant young midwife who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Eager to run away from recent heartbreak, Mary travels to Washington, D.C., to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded. Under the guidance of two surgeons, who both fall unwittingly in love with her, and resisting her mother's pleas to return home to help with the difficult birth of her twin sister's baby, Mary pursues her medical career against all odds. Rich with historical detail-including cameo appearances by Abraham Lincoln and Dorothea Dix, among others-My Name Is Mary Sutter is certain to be recognized as one of the great novels about the Civil War.


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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who has aspirations of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the inherent prejudices against women in medicine - and eager to ... Read full review

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Most of my GR friends rated this 3 star. Most did not comment so I'm not certain what kept them from giving My Name is Mary Sutter a higher rating. A solid 4 for me. Length and a bit too much war kept ... Read full review

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Title Page
Chapter Three
Chapter Five
Chapter Eight
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twentythree
Chapter Twentyseven
Chapter Twentyeight

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About the author (2010)

Robin Oliveira holds a BA in Russian, and studied at the Pushkin Language Institute in Moscow. She received an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is also a registered nurse, specializing in critical care. She lives in Seattle, Washington. The New York Times bestseller My Name Is Mary Sutter is her first novel.

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