Monday, May 10, 2010

Book Giveaway ~ My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira

My Name Is Mary Sutter: A Novel


The Civil War offers a 20-year-old midwife who dreams of becoming a doctor the medical experience she craves, plus hard work and heartbreak, in this rich debut that takes readers from a small upstate New York doctor's office to a Union hospital overflowing with the wounded and dying. Though she's too young for the nursing corps, Mary Sutter goes to Washington, anyway, and, after a chance meeting with a presidential secretary, is led to the Union Hotel Hospital, where she assists chief surgeon William Stipp and becomes so integral to Stipp's work she ignores her mother's pleas to return home to deliver her sister's baby. From a variety of perspectives—Mary, Stipp, their families, and social, political, and military leaders—the novel offers readers a picture of a time of medical hardship, crisis, and opportunity. Oliveira depicts the amputation of a leg, the delivery of a baby, and soldierly life; these are among the fine details that set this novel above the gauzier variety of Civil War fiction. The focus on often horrific medicine and the women who practiced it against all odds makes for compelling reading.

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The contest will end on May 16th, and the winner will be announced on May 17th.





17 comments:

DarcyO said...

I tweeted:

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Diane said...

great giveaway; i am a google reader follower Lori.

Allison said...

Great review and giveaway! The book looks great!! Im a follower on google reader!!

Allison

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Allison said...

retweeted contest on tweetmeme

tea said...

I really want to read My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira.

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Tea said...

I have joined you on Facebook and wrote about the contest on my Facebook page.

Tea said...

I stumbled upon it by announcing the giveaway there.

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Debbie F said...

Thanks for another great giveaway!

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted the giveaway
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Shared the giveaway on Facebook
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Stumbled the giveaway
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Linked the giveaway in sidebar, Delicious
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Lisa R said...

tweeted--@alterlisa
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angie said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/14062059228
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Sarah E said...

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