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by Kimberly Farr,Robin Oliveira

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Author:
Kimberly Farr,Robin Oliveira
ISBN13:
978-0142428139
ISBN:
0142428132
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Publisher:
Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition (May 13, 2010)
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Genre Fiction
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1297 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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654

In this stunning historical novel, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrongmidwife from Albany, New York, who dreams . Robert Hicks's TheWidow of the South, My Name Is Mary Sutter powerfully evokesthe atmosphere of the period.

In this stunning historical novel, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrongmidwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becominga surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against womenin medicine-and eager to run away from her recent heartbreak-Mary leaves home and travels to Washington, . to help tendthe legions of Civil War wounded.

Mary Sutter learns to be a mid-wife under her mother's tutelage. When the Civil War begins, Mary (who lives in New York state) decides to go to Washington City to become a nurse and help in the many hospitals for the wounded. She is astounded by the massive amounts of wounded men, and the relatively few doctors and nurses who try to cope.

Robin Oliveira, Kimberly Farr (Reading). Mary Sutter is a brilliant young midwife who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Mary Sutter is determined and tenacious to become more than just a midwife. Eager to runCold A New York Times bestseller and a moving Civil War novel about a young midwife who dreams of becoming a surgeon. details among details.

By Robin Oliveira Read by Kimberly Farr

By Robin Oliveira Read by Kimberly Farr. By Robin Oliveira Read by Kimberly Farr. Category: Historical Fiction Women’s Fiction. A vivid romantic novel about love, medicine, and the Civil War, My Name is Mary Sutter features an indomitable, memorable heroine whom the reader will root for until the very end. -David Ebershoff, author of The Danish Girl and The 19th Wife. Think of Mary Sutter as a northern Scarlett O’Hara without the man-killer good looks for feminine wile. peels back Mary’s vulnerable, human side in this intriguing slice of Civil War history.

Mary Sutter is determined and tenacious to become more than just a. .In her infinite optimism and sweetness, Robin wrote this in my book: For Cassy, who will write a book one day. Warmly, Robin.

Mary Sutter is determined and tenacious to become more than just a midwife. The obstacles for a woman to be accepted into medical school - to become a doctor - let alone a surgeon- were tenfolds more than today. Engaging gut wrenching novel with one heck of a memorable Mary Sutter.

Narrated by Kimberly Farr. Books related to My Name Is Mary Sutter. You have this audiobook. Listen to your audiobook on Apple (iOS) or Android phones and tablets. And in Mary herself, Robin Oliveira has created atruly unforgettable heroine whose unwavering determination andvulnerability will resonate with readers everywhere.

In this stunning first novel, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of.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.

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, . to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded.

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Traveling to Civil War-era Washington, D.C. to tend wounded soldiers and pursue her dream of becoming a surgeon, headstrong midwife Mary receives guidance from two smitten doctors and resists her mother's pleas for her to return home. A first novel. Simultaneous.
  • This is the perfect book for someone to read who is interested in medicine, women's history and the Civil War. Robin Oliveira. I have read many book in both areas but not in the same book. The story is fictional but all the details about the history of medicine and status of women are true. I happened to be in a great of pain on the day I started it! I went to ER and was admitted for about four days. I am so glad that I took this book with me. I had discussions about the book with nurses, technicians and a social worker, all five of them now want to read this book.

    The author is a master at writing, I never got bored or confused. I was glued to book in one particular scene when a young man's leg had to be amputated. The Mary Sutter character was so determined to learn, learn, learn. She had already mastered being a midwife and dreamed of being a surgeon.

    I am so thrilled with this book that I am already searching out more books about women in the Civil War. I would not change a word in this book. I am definitely a fan of Robin Oliviera now.

  • This is not only the story of a woman who wanted to be a surgeon, when women were not considered good enough, but it is also the story of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of those who were sick, maimed, or surgical patients. It shows a war which was a drain on all of society, which was something unique, at least to me. Yes, battles are waged and won or lost as history shows, but there is the human misery, lack of proper medical care, lack of proper hospitals, and dedicated nurses, doctors, and others who struggled despite the lack of materials needed. I totally enjoyed this book because it was a look back at history, but it was history as seen through the common eye of the day and not a soldier's or commander's.

  • This is the most beautifully written book I have read in a very long time and that alone was a treat. Others reviewers have quoted from the book. The line that touched me was from a battlefield scene, "They were still, like him, only half a moment past innocence." This resonated with me and I believe is descriptive of every character in the book, even Lincoln himself. The Civil War was writ large in blood and suffering and evolved into what no one imagined at the beginning - a four year long slog through death, destruction, inadequacies and failings of staggering magnitudes on both sides. Families suffered great loses, and Mary's was no exception. I didn't find it depressing but only honestly descriptive, realistic and poignant. War is hell. How would anyone sugar coat it. Why would anyone want to. It was immensely interesting to read of the medical aspects. Instead of recruiting surgeons from the recently fought Crimean War who would have been experienced with battle wounds, we chose to go it with hometown doctors who read how to do their first amputations from medical journals. There was no regard to sanitation, and most soldiers died from infection rather than the ineptness of some surgeons. This novel does not read like a text book as some have implied. It is historical fiction and exceptionally good. It does not grovel in despair or become maudlin but retains its focus on Mary, the people who love her and how she responds to them and the war she has chosen to wage to save lives and herself. She is a sympathetic and honorable heroine. I urge you to read.

  • I envision a young Katherine Hepburn in the role of Mary. This is a perfect blend of history and fiction as viewed from the ground level of life and war. I literally could not stop reading. A five star rating, for me, means a character that is so real and identifiable, that will be remembered as an old friend.

  • This book is one of my all-time favorites. Oliveira is an amazing writer. This is her debut novel, and she comes across as a veteran. Mary Sutter learns to be a mid-wife under her mother's tutelage. When the Civil War begins, Mary (who lives in New York state) decides to go to Washington City to become a nurse and help in the many hospitals for the wounded. She is astounded by the massive amounts of wounded men, and the relatively few doctors and nurses who try to cope. It becomes Mary's desire to become a surgeon.
    This is based on several true accounts of woman who did just that during the Civil War. This book is wonderfully written and compelling. I doubt I will ever forget this authentic account.

  • This book is a page turner from the moment you begin. The author, Robin Oliveira, had a great way of character development, and making you feel as if you know each one personally. I felt as if I were on the battlefield with the troops and the doctors. Mary Sutter wanted to be a doctor. Doors were slammed shut on her each time she approached someone for help in that direction. She was a midwife, following in her mother and grandmother's footsteps, but that didn't open any doors for her. She did however eventually fulfill her dream.
    This was a brutal story of war and deprivation, and of many lost lives. I feel as if I gained further insight into The Civil War and all the key players.

  • Mary Sutter is a midwife in Albany, NY who was trained only by her mother, also a midwife. Mary longs to become a surgeon although women were not admitted to medical training at that time. She read many books a wrote numerous letters trying to find someone who would mentor her in surgery. At the start of the Civil War, she leaves her home and travels to Washington, DC hoping to join nurses under the leadership of Dorothea Dix with an eye on studying to perform surgery. The conditions were deplorable. Of note was the lack of hand washing when caring for the sick and injured soldiers. When a "surgeon" needs to perform an amputation, Mary assists him by reading the step-by-step instructions to him from a book.
    A great deal of research into the history of mid-19th century medicine and historical figures of the time including President Abraham Lincoln and his staff made the book both informative and readable. I found that I couldn't put it down and am looking forward to reading the author's sequel, Winter Sisters.