My Name Is Mary Sutter

My Name Is Mary Sutter

A Novel

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143119135
  • 384 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A New York Times bestseller and a moving Civil War novel about a young midwife who dreams of becoming a surgeon

Fans of Caleb’s 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.

Praise

A “skillful debut …”
-The Daily Beast

” …riveting saga about trying to break a 19th-century glass ceiling.”
-Good Housekeeping

“Oliveira’s debut novel is magnificent historical fiction.”
-Bookpage

“The language is beautiful and the story will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout …”
-(Albany) Times Union

” …compelling voice … does a splendid job of reminding us how much the known world has changed … and how much has not.”
-(Portland) Oregonian

“Oliveira deftly depicts the chaotic aftermath of battles and develops her own characters while incorporating military and political leaders of the time. The historic details enrich the narrative without overshadowing Mary’s struggles. This well-written and compelling debut will engage all readers of historical fiction, especially those interested in the Civil War.”
-Library Journal
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