My Name Is Mary Sutter

By Robin Oliveira; Kimberly Farr (Read by)
(Penguin Audio, Compact Disc, 9780142428139)

Publication Date: May 13, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '12 Reading Group List
“On the eve of the Civil War, Albany midwife Mary Sutter desperately wants to be a surgeon. When Dorothea Dix puts out a call for nurses, Mary leaves her family behind and rushes to Washington. Told from the point of view of nurses, family members, and politicians, this novel is an enthralling, exquisitely crafted debut, a story for lovers of historical fiction as well as anyone who believes in the power of the human spirit.”
-- Erin Kurup, Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the May 2010 Indie Next List

About the Author

Robin Oliveria received an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and was awarded the James Jones First Novel Fellowship for a work-in-progress for My Name Is Mary Sutter. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and two children.

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