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Robin Oliveira - "Winter Sisters"

Robin Oliveira - "Winter Sisters"

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

On Monday, March 26th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Robin Oliveira to discuss and sign her new novel Winter Sisters. Robin Oliveira is the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter and I Always Loved You. She received an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is also a former registered nurse, specializing in critical care. She lives in Seattle, Washington. This event is free and open to the public.  Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

March 10, 1879, Albany, New York: The day begins like any other. A light snow is falling as Bonnie and David O’Donnell leave their row house on Elm Street, dropping off their two young daughters—Emma, ten, and Claire, seven—at school, and hurrying on their way to work. But when the sun rises two days later, an epic blizzard has separated the family and devastated the city. Both Bonnie and David are dead, and Emma and Claire are nowhere to be found. In the wake of this catastrophe, Dr. Mary Stipp (née Sutter), a close family friend, begins her tireless search for the girls, refusing to be cowed by police pressure or to believe they are lost forever. What she discovers, and the ensuing uproar, will shake the city to its core and expose a seedy underbelly of corruption and scandal.

Part gripping thriller and part emotional family saga, Winter Sisters explores the vast range of what humans are capable of, from tremendous good to unspeakable evil. It is a story about the aftershocks of trauma and the strength and resilience of women—to do what is right, to band together in times of strife, and to endure. Oliveira’s vivid language and lush period detail evoke a society at the end of a century and on the cusp of change, where women must fight to be heard and respected, because the societal and legal infrastructure is not in their favor. And though the novel is set almost 140 years ago, Oliveira’s piercing social commentary resonates profoundly today. Mary Sutter is a heroine for the ages—unbound by convention, unyielding to pressure, and unwilling to let the shadowy motives of powerful men get in her way, especially when the souls of two innocent girls are at stake.