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My Name Is Mary Sutter

(2010)
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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: Historical

Praise for this book

"Compulsively readable... Mary Sutter is a young midwife and aspiring physician making her way through Lincoln's war - a new iconic American heroine." - Janice Y K Lee


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June 2012 : UK Hardback

Title: My Name Is Mary Sutter
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
ISBN: 0-7505-3570-9 / 978-0-7505-3570-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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August 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Name Is Mary Sutter
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Name Is Mary Sutter: A Novel
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Name is Mary Sutter
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
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April 2012 : Paperback
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Title: [(My Name is Mary Sutter)] [ By (author) Robin Oliveira ] [April, 2012]
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Name Is Mary Sutter
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ISBN: 0-14-311913-3 / 978-0-14-311913-5 (UK edition)
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Name is Mary Sutter
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
ISBN: 1-905490-68-2 / 978-1-905490-68-4 (UK edition)
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June 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: My Name is Mary Sutter
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
ISBN: 1-4074-7692-0 / 978-1-4074-7692-6 (UK edition)
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May 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: My Name Is Mary Sutter
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
ISBN: 0-14-242813-2 / 978-0-14-242813-9 (UK edition)
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Name Is Mary Sutter: A Novel
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: My Name Is Mary Sutter: A Novel
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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January 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Name is Mary Sutter
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: My Name Is Mary Sutter: A Novel
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
Publisher: Penguin Books
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