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Winter Sisters Stunning Oliveira writes with feeling The New York Times Book Review An engrossing story that feel utterly timely People, The Best New Books New York,An epic blizzard descends on Albany, devastating the city When the snow finally settles, two newly orphaned girls are missing Determined not to give up hope, Dr Mary Sutter, a former Civil War surgeon, searches for the two sisters When what happened to them is finally revealed, Dr Sutter must fight the most powerful of Albany s citizens, risking personal and public danger as she seeks to protect the fragile, putting at risk loves and lives in her quest to right unimaginable wrongs As contemporary as it is historic, Winter Sisters is part gripping thriller, part family saga, and ultimately a story of trauma and resilience that explores the tremendous good and unspeakable evil of which humans are capable


About the Author: Robin Oliveira

Robin Oliveira grew up just outside Albany, New York in Loudonville She holds a B.A in Russian, and studied at the Pushkin Language Institute in Moscow, Russia She is also a Registered Nurse, specializing in Critical Care and Bone Marrow Transplant She received an M.F.A in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the fiction editor for the literary magazine upstreet and a former assistant editor at Narrative Magazine She was awarded the James Jones First Novel Fellowship in 2007 for her then novel in progress, THE LAST BEAUTIFUL DAY, an excerpt of which appeared in the 2008 issue of Provincetown Arts She lives in Seattle, Washington with her family.



10 thoughts on “Winter Sisters

  1. Mary Beth Mary Beth says:

    4.5 stars This book takes place in Albany, New York in 1879.Emma and Claire are stuck at school during a blizzard They have to wait there for three days and the teacher finally let s the students go home when the blizzard is over There was so much snow Four feet of snow fell, killing 400 people Their parents never picked them up at school so they walked home Bonnie and David O Donnell are the parents of Emma and Claire and their parents d


  2. Tammy Tammy says:

    This is a straightforward historical novel and the follow up to My Name is Mary Sutter Since I haven t read Mary Sutter I chose to skip a a paragraph here and there to prevent spoiling that book should I choose to read it Nevertheless, Winter Sisters may be read as a stand alone.Winter Sisters takes place fourteen years after the Civil War as two young sisters become lost during the mother of all blizzards in Albany, New York You do find out wha


  3. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I loved Mary Sutter when I read it and this picks up a little further along in time While it would be helpful to have read that one first I think it would be okay to read this without having done so It is 1879 in New York, a massive snow storm hits, causing many deaths, and the strange disappearance of two young girls Mary and her husband were friends of their parents, fami


  4. Marialyce Marialyce says:

    4.5 emotional loving eye opening starsHaving read Robin Oliveria s previous novel, My Name Is Mary Sutter and enjoying it greatly, I was ever so anxious to delve into her sequel I was not in the least bit disappointed.In this book, we learn of Mary s marriage to William and how they now practice medicine together It is the winter of 1879 in upstate New York and a blizzard is raging Two young sisters go missing and are presumed dead, taken by the snow, the col


  5. Mackey Mackey says:

    The saga of Mary Sutter continues in this brilliant historical novel by Robin Oliveira Of course, you absolutely do not have to read My Name is Mary Sutter to fall in love with her in this tale but it will help you to fully understand her strength and character Winter Sisters works fine as a stand alone novel In a harsh blizzard two sisters go missing While everyone in the small community believe them to be dead, Dr Mary Sutter and her family never give up the searc


  6. Martie Nees Record Martie Nees Record says:

    Genre Historical FictionPublisher Penguin Group Viking Pub Date Feb 27, 2018 Winter Sisters is historical fiction We see life in Albany, New York, during 1879 as clearly as if we have been walking down the street with the main characters Winter Sisters is a family saga, with a poignant feminist narrative One character is a midwife who becomes a surgeon The author models the surgeon after, Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D 1821 1910 , America s first female doctor Winter Sisters is


  7. Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    DNF 24% I cannot stomach what is happening to the young girls in this book.


  8. Ioana Ioana says:

    I seem to be one of the few people who came into this book without having read the prequel My Name is Mary Sutter and without knowing anything about the author Perhaps if I had, I would have been prepared for what was to come, but alas as it was, what I read was not in the least what I expected ie a magical fairytale or a cozy mystery No, indeed this was a gritty, dark, meticulously researched work of historical fiction that covered some incredibly challenging themes child abduction, ra


  9. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Mansplaining, misogyny, and metoo in the late 1800 sThethings change, thethey stay the same.Robin Oliveira s historical novel is a sequel of sorts to My Name is Mary Sutter, and picks up about 15 years after the end of the Civil War Note Winter Sisters can be read as a stand alone without any loss of context.Following a devastating blizzard, two young girls are missing and presumed dead Months later, the girls reappear Their aunt, Dr Mary Stipp nee Sutter , discovers they ha Mansplaining, miso


  10. Chris Chris says:

    A historical story about two young girls who disappear during a horrific blizzard in Albany in the late 1800 s Many lives were lost and many catastrophes occurred because of the heavy blizzard and then its after effects of snow ice melt and flooding In this town, there are very good hearted normal and hard working people and as always, there are also some dark souls The story is heart breaking and emotionally stirring with the hope that these innocent little girls are found and are unharmed a A histo


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