From Margie's list on heroines who inspire.
I love historical novels, love learning about the past and what the past teaches us about today. Mary Sutter dreams of becoming a surgeon at a time when both men and women looked down on a female who dreamed outside her prescribed role. I admire how she fights through all the denouncers. What also interests me is her recognition of internal demons. Who doesn’t have those? I didn’t have my sights on becoming a doctor, but I’ve always wanted to be a writer. My studying writing in college seemed wasteful and elitist to naysayers. Even now, with three novels, I get patronizing looks as though I ought to be doing something more valuable with my time. As though writing is somehow an affront to people who hold real, 8-5 jobs.
My Name Is Mary Sutter
Why should I read it?
1 author picked My Name Is Mary Sutter as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
A moving, New York Times bestselling novel about a young Civil War midwife who dreams of becoming a surgeon
Chosen by Good Housekeeping as a Top 10 Good Read
Mary Sutter's story continues in Winter Sisters, coming February 2018 from Viking
Fans of Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, and Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini will love this New York Times bestselling Civil War tale.
Mary Sutter is a brilliant young midwife who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Eager to run away from recent heartbreak, Mary travels to Washington, D.C., to help tend the legions…
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