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Robin Oliveira, Author of Winter Sisters

We are excited to welcome local author Robin Oliveira to Island Books to discuss her newest novel, Winter Sisters, the sequel to My Name Is Mary Sutter and the winner of the Michael Shaara Prize for Civil War Fiction.

New York, 1879: After an epic snow storm ravages the city of Albany, Dr. Mary Sutter, a former Civil War surgeon, begins a search for two little girls, the daughters of close friends killed by the storm who have vanished without a trace. Mary's mother and niece Elizabeth, who has been studying violin in Paris, return to Albany upon learning of the girls' disappearance--but Elizabeth has another reason for wanting to come home, one she is not willing to reveal. Despite resistance from the community, who believe the girls to be dead, the family persists in their efforts to find the two sisters. When what happened to them is revealed, the uproar that ensues tears apart families, reputations, and even the social fabric of the city, exposing dark secrets about some of the most powerful of its citizens, and putting fragile loves and lives at great risk.

Robin holds a BA in Russian and studied at the Pushkin Language Institute in Moscow. She received an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is also a registered nurse, specializing in critical care. She lives in Seattle, Washington.


Event date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Winter Sisters By Robin Oliveira Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399564253
Published: Viking - February 27th, 2018

My Name Is Mary Sutter: A Novel By Robin Oliveira Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143119135
Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2011

I Always Loved You: A Novel By Robin Oliveira Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143126102
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2015