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Subject: My Name is Mary Sutter
Date Posted: 9/23/2010 10:02 AM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2008
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I mentioned this book, and paid full price for a LP, so I thought I would write a little book review:

The description of the book is misleading.  The Romance part of the book is not really there.  There are two cheek kisses, and that is pretty much it.  What the book is about is the sorry state of medical practice and procedure at the time of the Civil War.  Mary Sutter is a Midfife who wants to attend medical school and become a surgeon.  Because she is a woman, she is turned away at every school and by every doctor who could train her.  She is bold and determined and, by being in the right place at the right time, she becomes part of the medical staff at a Union army hospital. 

The author's research was exhaustive and the medical descriptions detailed.  The characters are not very developed personalities, but engaging enough.  This is Historical Fiction at its best. 

Date Posted: 9/23/2010 4:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/11/2007
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Thanks for the review Cosmina. I'm next in line to get it at my library. Can't wait!