“My Name is Mary Sutter”

12 Apr

MarySutterAre you looking for something to do on the third Tuesday of each month?  Do you sometimes wish you were encouraged to try new books and read outside your comfort zone?  Do you enjoy lively discussion about books and the world in general?  Do you want to make some new friends in the Azle community?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should really consider joining the library’s Main Street Book Club!  As you might have guessed, we meet the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. We used to meet at 6:30, but we found that we wanted even more time to talk, socialize, and, let’s face it, eat, so we now meet at 6:00 p.m. 

For our meeting Tuesday, April 16th, we’ll be discussing My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira.  This is a story about an exceptional woman determined to become a surgeon at a time when women couldn’t ask to be anything more than a midwife.  Thanks to her uncompromising spirit, Mary Sutter eventually gained acceptance on the battlefields of the Civil War, proving herself to be equal to the horrors and deprivations both the soldiers and the medical staff faced on a daily basis.  Oliveira is particularly skilled at evoking that time period with her rich descriptions and lush imagery.  This is a book that will remind you to be grateful for those pioneers, both men and women, whose passion and hard work made our current medical knowledge possible.   

Even if you don’t get a chance to read the book, please consider joining us anyway.  We might ruin the ending for you, but I think you’ll still have an enjoyable evening!

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