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Winter Sisters

(2018)
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“Stunning. . . Oliveira writes with feeling.”
The New York Times Book Review

“[An] engrossing story. . . that feels utterly timely.”
People, “The Best New Books”

New York, 1879: 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.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Robin Oliveira has a remarkable gift for bringing the past to life. In Winter Sisters, she matches a bold, vivid story with a rare sensitivity to the natural world in all its serene beauty and deadly force. This is a compelling novel that will keep you up all night." - Lauren Belfer

"Raw beauty and devastation, both; this is true of the forces of nature and the foibles of men that propel the plot of Winter Sisters toward its stunning climax. But as always in Robin Oliveira’s novels, it’s the women who provide the heartbeat and the moral compass in this gripping tale of suspense set in Albany, New York during the Gilded Age. This is a book as thrilling as it is poetic." - Melanie Benjamin

"A true tour de force, Winter Sisters is the best period thriller I’ve read since The Alienist. Robin Oliveira is a novelist working at the height of her powers. Beautifully written, compelling, sensual and cinematic, I couldn’t put it down." - Thomas Christopher Greene

"A haunting tale of terror and enduring love, Winter Sisters is tense and vivid. It kept me immersed to the last page." - Nancy Horan

"Equal parts exquisitely detailed historical drama and riveting literary thriller, Winter Sisters deftly explores the brutal costs of child exploitation, while elegantly demonstrating the healing power of true compassion and profound sisterly devotion." - Kimberly McCreight

"Winter Sisters commands the reader’s attention. Both a missing-person thriller and a courtroom drama that appeals powerfully to the heart, this novel shows a society on the brink of change at the end of the nineteenth century. While blizzard and floods ravage Albany, New York, on the domestic front, equally strong forces are changing the lives of the women who live there, who through their talent and bravery are creating new paths and raising the next generation of girls to be even more resilient than themselves." - Sena Jeter Naslund

"After two young sisters vanish in a snowstorm, the whys and hows of their disappearance quickly become a compelling and increasingly complex mystery. Robin Oliveira renders nineteenth-century Albany, New York, with exactitude and vividness, but her novel’s ultimate concerns are timeless—suffering and healing, the loyalty to family versus loyalty to justice. I’ve long been a fan of Robin Oliveira’s work, and Winter Sisters only increases my admiration." - Ron Rash

"Winter Sisters is a dazzling and evocative mystery that brings history to life on the page. Robin Oliveira has created an exquisitely layered story that explores the intricacies of an American town haunted by the violence of the Civil War and the shifting tensions between women’s claim for equality and the societal forces that resist change. Suspenseful and beautifully written, shot through with wisdom and grace, this is a book you will stay up late for—a book you will read and love and share." - Dawn Tripp


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Hardback Editions

February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Winter Sisters
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
ISBN: 0-399-56425-X / 978-0-399-56425-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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February 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Winter Sisters (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
ISBN: 1-4328-4583-7 / 978-1-4328-4583-4 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Winter Sisters: A Novel
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
ISBN: 0-399-56426-8 / 978-0-399-56426-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Title: Winter Sisters
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
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Title: Winter Sisters
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Title: Winter Sisters
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
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February 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Winter Sisters: A Novel
Author(s): Robin Oliveira
Publisher: Penguin Books
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