My Name Is Mary Sutter

My Name Is Mary Sutter

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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"A magnificent Civil War epic, a saga of female liberation, and a gorgeous love story." —Douglas Glover, author of ElleIn this stunning historical novel, which opens on the eve of the Civil War, 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 recent heartbreak—Mary 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 unwittingly fall in love with Mary's courage, will, and stubbornness—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.Rich with historical detail, 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 listeners everywhere.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2010
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780307748478
Branch Call Number: OverDrive Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: Farr, Kimberly
OverDrive, Inc


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Nov 30, 2017

Great historical fiction; a true look at the life of soldiers in the Civil War -- many died of disease before they even got into battle. Very descriptive language used to describe the horrors of overcrowded hospitals, the brutality of untrained doctors delivering babies, the difficulties of traveling in that time period, etc. Look forward to more work by this author.

Apr 29, 2015

I didn't care for this despite the interesting time period.


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