My Name Is Mary Sutter (Large Print / Hardcover, Large Print)

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My favorite historical fiction era has always been the American Civil War.  Maybe it started when I read Gone with the Wind as a young girl. So romantic and at the same time serious and tragic!  So change directions- leave the South and go North.  
Think Washington, D.C., in the mid-1800’s. Then insert Mary, the heroine of this novel, who is actively pursuing her dream of becoming a surgeon in the most bloody time of our nation’s years.
Totally different than Scarlett, right?
This very touching story combines medicine, women’s history, and the Civil War while reminding us that determination is what can be most important in life.
Read it soon!  I promise you will want more…. The continuing story is slated to come out this month– The Winter Sisters.  You won’t want to miss it! Enjoy!

— laurie`

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

May 2010 Indie Next 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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781410426383
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: August 2010
Pages: 644