All posts tagged: Robin Oliveira

NOW IN PAPERBACK! Robin Oliveira talks about her love for Albany NY, bike riding, researching books to be accurate yet emotional, & more in WINTER SISTERS

By Leslie Lindsay  A haunting tale of a horrific New York blizzard that leads to missing girls, a court case, and dead parents.  NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK! It’s March 1879, fourteen years after the Civil War. The day begins like any other. A light snow is falling as the O’Donnell family leave their simple home for work and school. But an epic blizzard has obliterated the city, separating children from parents and families from homes. Both of the O’Donnell parents area dead and the girls, Emma and Claire (ages 10 and 7) are nowhere to be found. Close family friends, Dr. Mary Stipp (nee, Sutter)–whom we met in Oliveira’s earlier book, MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER, and her husband, Dr. William Stipp, begin a tireless search for the girls, turning over every orphanage, church, home, school…the girls are nowhere to be found. The police feel they must have died in the river. Yet, scandal is brewing. Meanwhile, Mary’s mother, Amelia and niece (Elizabeth) return from their stay in Paris where Elizabeth had been in the Paris Conservatory studying …