My Name Is Mary Sutter

By Robin Oliveira
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410426383, 644pp.)

Publication Date: August 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Paperback, Paperback, 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



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