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My Name Is Mary Sutter

Autor: Robin Oliveira
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101190140
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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.

My Name Is Mary Sutter

Autor: Robin Oliveira
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241950007
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On the eve of America's Civil War a New York midwife makes a fateful decision . . . 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, and ignoring requests to return home to help her twin sister give birth, Mary pursues her dream of becoming a surgeon and saving lives - no matter the cost to herself or those she loves and no matter the harrowing conditions she has yet to face. A brilliant portrait of an unforgettable heroine and a powerful evocation of trauma in the aftermath of battle, My Name is Mary Sutter is an utterly original story of one woman proving she is a match for any man. '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 'A riveting saga about trying to break a 19th-century glass ceiling' Good Housekeeping

My Name Is Mary Sutter

Autor: Robin Oliveira
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1905490682
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On the eve of the American Civil War, a brilliant, headstrong midwife from New York, is dreaming of becoming a surgeon... Introducing Mary Sutter Eager to escape the pains of a broken heart and a life in the shadow of her more beautiful twin sister, she travels to Washington to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded. Working in the heart of the battlefields, surrounded by suffering, in makeshift operating theatres and on overcrowded wards, she comes under the guidance of William Stipp and James Blevens, two surgeons who unwittingly fall in love with Mary's courage, will, and stubbornness.In the face of extreme hardship - and resisting her mother's pleas to return home to help with the birth of her sister's baby - Mary chases her ambition to become a surgeon in the desperately overwhelmed hospitals of the capital. Like Cold Mountain, this is a powerfully evocative novel, rich with historical detail and Mary Sutter is a truly unforgettable heroine whose unwavering determination and vulnerability will resonate with readers everywhere.

Winter Sisters

Autor: Robin Oliveira
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399564276
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“Stunning. . . Oliveira writes with feeling.” —The New York Times Book Review “[An] engrossing story. . . that feels utterly timely.” —People, “The Best New Books” New York, 1879: An epic blizzard descends on Albany, devastating the city. When the snow finally settles, two newly orphaned girls are missing. Determined not to give up hope, Dr. Mary Sutter, a former Civil War surgeon, searches for the two sisters. When what happened to them is finally revealed, Dr. Sutter must fight the most powerful of Albany's citizens, risking personal and public danger as she seeks to protect the fragile, putting at risk loves and lives in her quest to right unimaginable wrongs. As contemporary as it is historic, Winter Sisters is part gripping thriller, part family saga, and ultimately a story of trauma and resilience that explores the tremendous good and unspeakable evil of which humans are capable.

I Always Loved You

Autor: Robin Oliveira
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143126105
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Mary Cassatt never thought leaving America and moving to Paris to pursue her artistic dreams would be easy. After her work is rejected from the Paris Salon, she begins to doubt whether her art is truly any good. Then one evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life is changed forever. Robin Oliveira brilliantly re-creates the irresistible world of Belle epoque Paris, as she imagines a romance between two impressionist painters.

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

Autor: Peter Troy
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307743578
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"An ... American drama told from four distinct perspectives, spanning the first major wave of Irish immigration to New York through the end of the Civil War. Four unique voices; two parallel love stories; one ... novel rich in the history of nineteenth century America. This ... debut draws from the great themes of literature--famine, war, love, and family--as it introduces four ... characters: Ethan McOwen is an Irish immigrant whose endurance is tested in Brooklyn and the Five Points at the height of its urban destitution; he is among the first to join the famed Irish Brigade and becomes a celebrated war photographer. Marcella, a society girl from Spain, defies her father to become a passionate abolitionist. Mary and Micah are slaves of varying circumstances, who form an instant connection and embark on a tumultuous path to freedom. All four lives unfold in two ... love stories, which eventually collide"--Provided by publisher.

The Widow Of The South

Autor: Robert Hicks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780759514430
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Carnton Plantation, 1894: Carrie McGavock is an old woman who tends the graves of the almost 1,500 soldiers buried there. As she walks among the dead, an elderly man appears--the same soldier she met that fateful day long ago. Today, he asks if the cemetery has room for one more. Based on an extraordinary true story, this brilliant, meticulously researched novel flashes back to 1864 and the afternoon of the Civil War. While the fierce fighting rages on Carrie's land, her plantation turns into a Confederate army hospital; four generals lie dead on her back porch; the pile of amputated limbs rises as tall as the smoke house. But when a wounded soldier named Zachariah Cashwell arrives at her house, he awakens feelings she had thought long dead--and inspires a passion as powerful and unforgettable as the war that consumes a nation.

Bowl Of Cherries

Autor: Millard Kaufman
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555848934
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The brilliant creation of ninety-year-old debut novelist Millard Kaufman, co-creator of Mr. Magoo and twice-nominated for Academy Awards for screenwriting, Bowl of Cherries rivals the liveliest comic epics for giddy wordplay and gleeful invention. Kicked out of Yale at the age of fourteen, Judd Breslau falls in with Phillips Chatterton, a bathrobe-wearing Egyptologist working out of a dilapidated home laboratory. Entranced by Chatterton's daughter, Valerie, Breslau abandons his studies and decides to move in with the eccentric scientist and assist with research. But the work is not what Judd had thought and, mesmerized by Valerie, Breslau follows her to a number of strange locales—a secret attic in her father's home, a Colorado equestrian ranch, and a porn studio beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Judd ultimately makes his way to the forlorn Iraqi province of Assama, ending up in a jail cell from which he narrates the novel, awaiting his execution while war rages on around him.Kaufman's debut is a book of astounding breadth and sharp consequences, containing all the joy, madness, terror, and doubt of adolescence and everything after.

Blue Asylum

Autor: Kathy Hepinstall
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547712073
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Arrested and declared insane for seeking justice for her plantation owner husband's slaves at the height of the Civil War, Iris Dunleavy endures a lengthy institutional "rehabilitation" under the eye of a pompous superintendent and bonds with fellow patients, from a woman who compulsively swallows objects to a traumatized Confederate soldier. By the author of The Absence of Nectar. 30,000 first printing.

My Name Is Mary

Autor: Mary Fisher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476728674
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"The AIDS virus is not a political creature. It does not care whether you are Democrat or Republican. It does not ask whether you are Black or White, male or female, gay or straight, young or old. Tonight I represent an AIDS community whose members have been reluctantly drafted from every segment of American society." So said Mary Fisher in her historic speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention. My Name Is Mary chronicles the emotional events leading up to and following this momentous evening. In a memoir that exhibits the same grace and unflinching honesty that moved the nation, Mary Fisher shares the story of her life. Raised in a socially prominent, affluent Michigan family, Mary Fisher seemed to have it all. She socialized with important and often famous friends and eventually married a handsome artist with whom she had two sons. Although the marriage ended in divorce, Mary continued to thrive in her roles as mother and artist. However, in 1991 Mary's world was turned upside down by the news from her ex-husband that he had AIDS. An HIV test revealed that Mary, too, was infected. Terrified, struggling against fear, depression, and anger, Mary ultimately found a new life mission in her positive status—she began to educate others about the need for compassion and activism in the face of this epidemic. Her unspoken motto is powerful—one person can, indeed, make a difference. Whether describing her difficult childhood, reflecting on raising her two sons, discussing her evolution as an artist, or explaining her coping mechanisms for survival, My Name Is Mary is warm, caring, and inspirational—like Mary Fisher herself.

Winter Sisters A Novel

Autor: Robin Oliveira
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN: 0399564268
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New York; 1879- After an epic snow storm ravages the city of Albany; Dr. Mary Sutter; a former Civil War surgeon; begins a search for two little girls; the daughters of close friends killed by the storm who have vanished without a trace. Mary's mother and niece Elizabeth; who has been studying violin in Paris; return to Albany upon learning of the girls' disappearance-but Elizabeth has another reason for wanting to come home; one she is not willing to reveal. Despite resistance from the community; who believe the girls to be dead; the family persists in their efforts to find the two sisters. When what happened to them is revealed; the uproar that ensues tears apart families; reputations; and even the social fabric of the city; exposing dark secrets about some of the most powerful of its citizens; and putting fragile loves and lives at great risk. Winter Sisters is a propulsive new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter.

Middlesex

Autor: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307401944
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Spanning eight decades and chronicling the wild ride of a Greek-American family through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, Jeffrey Eugenides’ witty, exuberant novel on one level tells a traditional story about three generations of a fantastic, absurd, lovable immigrant family -- blessed and cursed with generous doses of tragedy and high comedy. But there’s a provocative twist. Cal, the narrator -- also Callie -- is a hermaphrodite. And the explanation for this takes us spooling back in time, through a breathtaking review of the twentieth century, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie’s grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set our narrator’s life in motion. Middlesex is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. It’s a brilliant exploration of divided people, divided families, divided cities and nations -- the connected halves that make up ourselves and our world. Justly acclaimed when it was released in Fall 2002, it announces the arrival of a major writer for our times. From the Hardcover edition.

In Falling Snow

Autor: Mary Rose Maccoll
Publisher: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143190288
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In Falling Snow opens as Iris Crane, an elderly Australian widow struggling to keep up with daily life, receives a surprise invitation in the mail to a reunion at the ancient abbey of Royaumont, the site of a field hospital north of Paris. In the First World War, Iris served there as a nurse in a hospital run entirely by women, and the invitation opens a flood of memories—about how she came to Europe in 1914 in search of her brother, her work alongside the female doctors and administrators as the wounded soldiers flooded into the hospital, and of the dear friends she made at Royaumont who would change her family’s life forever. A moving and uplifting novel about the small unsung acts of heroism of which love makes us capable.

My Name Is Paula Popowich

Autor: Monica Hughes
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 9780888626899
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When she finds a photograph of the father she has never known and her mother refuses to discuss him, eleven-year-old Paula decides to find him herself, even if it means running away from home.

The 19th Wife

Autor: David Ebershoff
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812974158
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The history of polygamy in the Mormon Church intertwines the story of Ann Eliza Young, the nineteenth wife of Brigham Young, and a modern mystery in which a polygamous man has been found murdered and one of his wives is accused of the crime.

My Name Is Phillis Wheatley

Autor: Afua Cooper
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1553378121
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Presents a fictionalized account of Phillis Wheatley's childhood, from her capture and enslavement to her education and the publication of her poetry.

Mrs Lincoln S Dressmaker

Autor: Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101609648
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady’s most trusted confidante and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley. In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion. A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln’s days.

My Name Is Henry Bibb

Autor: Afua Cooper
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 155337813X
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Presents a fictionalized account of Henry Bibb's childhood in slavery, telling how he taught himself to read and write despite being forbidden to do so and rose to become a prominent abolitionist.

Revolutionary

Autor: Alex Myers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451663323
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Describes the story of Deborah Sampson Gannett, who, in defiance of the rigid societal and social norms of her times, ran away from home, disguised herself as a man and helped fight against the British during the American Revolution.

My Name Is Love

Autor: Darlene Love
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062305514
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Featured in the film Twenty Feet From Stardom, the woman whose voice the New York Times said "is as embedded in the history of rock 'n' roll as Eric Clapton's guitar and Bob Dylan's lyrics" tells her story Right out of high school, Darlene Love began singing lead vocals for legendary producer Phil Spector, cutting such classic hits as the number one "He's a Rebel," "Da Doo Ron Ron," and "He's Sure the Boy I Love." As part of the girl group the Blossoms, she held a regular spot on television's Shindig!, and with Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans she toured the country. Later, she sang backup—and collected numerous scintillating backstage stories—with, among others, Dionne Warwick, the Mamas and the Papas, and Sonny and Cher. Now in My Name Is Love, Darlene is ready to tell her tales about Elvis coming on to her backstage during his famous '68 Comeback Special, about wild parties she witnessed at Tom Jones's house, and about her love affair with Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers. She also recalls how she found herself cleaning houses in Beverly Hills, heard herself on the radio, and vowed to make a comeback. That comeback has included roles in all of the Lethal Weapon movies, starring roles on Broadway, and headlining concert appearances worldwide. A dishy, behind-the-scenes showbiz memoir, My Name Is Love is also the inspiring story of a woman who refused to give up.