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Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
An up-close view of civil war medicine

this book was good for a first book, but a bit weak on plot. It certainly gives a graphic, up-close view of civil war era medical practices, and a clear view that we lacked a lot of knowledge. Overall our group liked this book more for what we learned about the civil war and about medical practices of the time than for the story. Mary herself is a compelling character, but does not seem to really grow or change much throughout the book. There were several other characters who could have used more development; these were also left unresolved at the end of the book.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
reminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe

This was a very interesting story, and very reminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe, so if you liked his work you will like this. Most of our group enjoyed it, with the exception of those who don't like dogs. I really enjoyed the parts about the Sawtelle dogs, and would love to have a dog like them!
good story, keeps you interested, worth reading!

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