My Name Is Mary Sutter - Robin Oliveira

My Name Is Mary Sutter

By Robin Oliveira

  • Release Date - Published: 2010-05-13
  • Book Genre: Historical
  • Author: Robin Oliveira
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 451 Ratings)

My Name Is Mary Sutter Robin Oliveira read online review & book 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.

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  • My name is Mary Sutter

    By Mallapert
    Great story. Beautifully written. Loved every minutes.
  • So good I couldn't put it down!

    By Suckmyazzz
    Definitely worth the read!! I completely loved this book and everything about it. It deserves a full five star from everybody that's how good it is. It left me feeling a plethora of emotions from front to back cover. I was sad and bauling my eyes out on one page and feeling inspired and rejuvenated the next page.
  • My name is Mary sutter

    By Amazingismymiddlename
    Loved it! Very inspiring for women. Historically interesting as well.
  • My Name is Mary Sutter

    By Joie P. Lake Bluff,IL
    This was an excellent book which gave keen insight on how unprepared the North was to handle the troops and wounded. the shortage of foos, deplorable sanitary condition were real eye openers. however these conditions set the mark for improving control over armies and health standards. I recommend this book as an excellent novel and worth your time to read. Joie P. Lake Bluff, IL
  • Wonderful story!

    By Enhbk
    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!
  • My Name Is Mary Sutter

    By Silbz
    I didn't want it to end, a love story surrounded by the devastation of the Civil War. Every character becomes unforgettable.
  • My name is Mary Sutter

    By Laneybug71197
    Awesome!!!! Didn't want it to end! Can envision this as a movie or mini-series~
  • Thank You for a great read.

    By Oh, for pete's sake!
    This book is lovely in its pace, it's fidelity to history, and its loyalty to good character development. Mary Sutter is a strong and admirable protagonist. I was sorry when I was done with the book.
  • Page turner!

    By ebc
    This is a very engaging book. We feel Mary Sutter struggle to reach her dream of becoming a Doctor during the backdrop of the Civil War. She has many challenges along the way. She endures. Buy this book if you want to lose yourself for a few days. It does not disappoint.

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