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August 9, 2011

Southwest Book Club Meets August 16

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The Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library to discuss 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.

Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. The book club meets monthly at the Southwest Branch Library. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

Copies of this book may be reserved for home delivery or location pick-up at http://www.ocls.info

For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

Discussion Questions
If you are unable to attend the meeting or you would like to join our discussion, you can share your thoughts or respond to the discussion questions below. Simply click "Comments" located at the bottom of this post. Join the discussion!

1. Women's rights have greatly improved since Mary's time, but do you believe that women are still limited by prejudice as to what they can or should do professionally?

2. Beyond Mary, which character did you find most interesting? Why? Which character did you find the least interesting?

3. Describe Mary and Jenny's relationship. What type of tensions exist? Consider the relationship from both women's perspectives.

4. From Jake to Thomas to William Stipp, there is a wide range of male characters in the novel. What type of masculinity does each demonstrate?

5. The end of My Name is Mary Sutter is both satisfying and surprising. What was your response to the conclusion of each character's story?

Discussion questions were obtained from http://robinoliveira.com/book-group-guide.php