Sunday, May 23, 2010

BEA Week Giveaway: My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira


An enthralling historical novel about a young woman's struggle to become a doctor during the Civil War

In this stunning first novel, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, head­strong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine-and eager to run away from her recent heartbreak- Mary leaves home and travels to Washington, D.C. to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded. Under the guidance of William Stipp and James Blevens-two surgeons who fall unwittingly in love with Mary's courage, will, and stubbornness in the face of suffering-and resisting her mother's pleas to return home to help with the birth of her twin sister's baby, Mary pursues her medical career in the desperately overwhelmed hospitals of the capital.

Like Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain and Robert Hicks's The Widow of the South, My Name Is Mary Sutter powerfully evokes the atmosphere of the period. Rich with historical detail (including marvelous depictions of Lincoln, Dorothea Dix, General McClellan, and John Hay among others), and full of the tragedies and challenges of wartime, My Name Is Mary Sutter is an exceptional novel. And in Mary herself, Robin Oliveira has created a truly unforgettable heroine whose unwavering determination and vulnerability will resonate with readers everywhere.

~Synopsis courtesy of the publisher

My Name Is Mary Sutter is published by Viking. ISBN 978-0-670-02167-3 Visit the author's website here.

I admit I'm running behind in my review of this one, but I have one copy to give away courtesy of the publisher. Winner will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address. For one entry, just leave me a comment here. If you would like extra entries there are instructions below. Giveaway open through midnight eastern time on June 4.

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Good luck everyone, thank you for visiting and entering!

71 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I've read great reviews of this book, so I'd love to be entered!

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Debbie F said...

I've also heard great things about this book. Count me in! thanks

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Chelsea said...

I would love to win this one. Thanks for your offer.

Tina said...

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Mystica said...

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Martha Lawson said...

This sounds like a fantastic book! I'd love to be entered to win.

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Eager to read this! Thanks.

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Charleydog said...

I follow you on Google Reader (Charleydog)
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Little Tesoro said...

Thanks so much! Count me in. I am a google reader follower.

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Sarah E said...

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Gwendolyn B. said...

I've gotten totally hooked on this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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Gwendolyn B. said...

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Elizabeth said...

I've read great reviews of this one. I used to be a big Civil War buff, but lately it's been Italian and Spanish history. I should get back to some CW stuff.

Elizabeth said...

I already am a Follower!

Shannon said...

I would love to win this book.

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Sandy Jay said...

I've read a lot of good reviews about this book. Please enter me in the drawing.

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Pricilla said...

This one looks so good.
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kay - Infinite Shelf said...

It sounds good! Thanks for the chance!

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southernmatrix said...

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Nicola said...

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Sandra K321 said...

I have read some other very good reviews of this book and it sounds like a great book for me.

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This fascinating giveaway interests me greatly. Thanks. I subscribe via feedburner. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

this book is on my wish list!!!

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Zibilee said...

No need to enter me in this giveaway, as I already have a copy. Just wanted to tell you it's a great giveaway!!

Arch said...

I would like to have a shot at winning this book. I have read great reviews about this book So please enter me for this giveaway.

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Carol M said...

I'd love to win this book! It sounds really good!

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Jo-Jo said...

I would love a chance to win this one.

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Linda said...

I have been so anxious to read this book. American Civil War is a favorite era. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Marie said...

I'd love to read/win this book. Please enter me. Thanks.

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Jenna said...

Id love to be entered, Ive heard great things about this book!

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JHS. said...

I've read several excellent reviews of this book, so it is on my wish list.

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Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Sue said...

I need some summer reading. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Giveaway Roundup said...

Please enter me.

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Amanda said...

I've been hearing about this one all over. Thanks for the chance to win it! And I am a follower. Thanks!

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Kristen said...

Sounds like a good book!

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Lisa R said...

I read only good reviews on this book and would love to include it in my summer reading.

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Valorie said...

I would love to win. :)

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Margie said...

I'd like to read this one. Thanks the giveaway.
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Kristi said...

Thanks for hosting! I would love to win.

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nfmgirl said...

I'd love it. Please count me in. Thank you!

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Aik said...

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Steve Capell said...

I found your review to be intriguing and one that I think I would take pleasure in reading.
Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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Carole Spring said...

This sounds like a fantastic novel filled with interesting characters. I would love to win this book. Thank you for the chance!

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Anonymous said...

This one is burning a hole on my wish list!

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booksplz said...

Would love to read this one. Thanks for the opportunity!

dolleygurl said...

It was great meeting you at Book Blogger Con! I have had my eye on this book for awhile and would love to be entered. I am a new Google follower.

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Carole Spring said...

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Suzanne said...

I have heard so many great comments about this book and I am dying to read it! Please count me in on the giveaway!

*I'm a follower!

*AND I blogged about your giveaway by putting it on the sidebar of my blog!
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Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
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Carole Spring said...

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Judylynn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!

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Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about the contest here.
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Debi said...

Please enter me. I would love to win this. Thank you!

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Carole Spring said...

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nfmgirl said...

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nfmgirl said...

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Katy said...

Really wanting to read this book! :)

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Carole Spring said...

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Michele said...

I would love to read this. Please enter me.

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Sandee61 said...

Really nice review and would love to be added to your giveaway. I've been wanting to read this! Thank you.

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pixie13 said...

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Em said...

This book looks great!

Carole Spring said...

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Please enter me.

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