The Iowa City Public Library will host a discussion about the 2015 All Iowa Reads book, “My Name is Mary Sutter” by Robin Oliveira, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Twenty-year-old Mary Sutter is a brilliant, head-strong midwife in Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudice against women in medicine, she leaves home for Washington, D.C., to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded.
“My Name Is Mary Sutter” received the 2011 Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the 2010 American Historical Fiction Honorable Mention from the Langum Charitable Trust.
All Iowa Reads was established in 2003 as a way to foster a sense of unity through reading, with Iowans throughout the state coming together to read and discuss a single book title in the same year. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Center for the Book.
For more information about ICPL’s book discussion, contact the Library at (319) 356-5200.