Teaser Tuesday 5/11 My Name is Mary Sutter
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (May 2010)
"Are you Mary Sutter?" Hours had passed since James Blevens had called for the midwife. All manner of shouts and tumult drifted in from the street, and so he had answered the door to his surgery rooms with some caution, but the young woman before him made an arresting sight: taller and wider than was generally considered handsome, with an unflattering hat pinned to an unruly length of curls, though an enticing brightness about the eyes. "Mary Sutter, the midwife?" he asked.
"Yes, I am Mary Sutter."
Publisher's summary: An enthralling historical novel about a young woman's struggle to become a doctor during the Civil War.
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.
I will be starting this tonight so I thought I would tease myself and you with the beginning sentences. I like the "feel" of this description and the simple way Oliveira introduces her character. Direct and to the point -- "I am Mary Sutter" I think I will like Mary!
It's Tuesday, what is your teaser?