Author(s): Robin Oliveira
Mary Sutter, a brilliant young midwife, dreams of proving herself as capable as any man. But medical schools refuse to teach women. So when her heart is broken, she heads to Washington DC to tend the Civil War wounded. Assisted and encouraged by two surgeons, who both fall for her, Mary pursues her dream of becoming a surgeon and saving lives.
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This heroine is truly heroic The Times Mary Sutter is a satisfyingly complex character; a tempestuous mixture of touching vulnerability and courageous single-mindedness Marie Claire Extraordinary. Vivid, intelligent and expertly told Woman & Home [Mary Sutter's] pluck will win you over within pages. A debut as confident as its heroine, it's a sweeping love story Daily Mail Riveting. The language is beautiful and the story will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout Herald Tribune
Robin Oliveira 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.