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Robin Oliveira at Island Books

The month of March at Island Books kicks off in the best way, with an appearance by one of our favorite writers, Robin Oliveira. Since the publication of her first novel in 2010 she’s been one of our bestselling authors and a popular choice for local book clubs. Her success is easily explained, if not easily replicated: combine graceful prose with uncommon insight about the past and you end up with truly marvelous historical fiction.

In her latest novel, Winter Sisters, Oliveira returns to the 19th-century world of her most beloved character, Mary Sutter, a woman who had much to overcome as she reinvented herself as a surgeon during the Civil War ... After you pick up a copy of Winter Sisters, you’ll almost certainly want to read about the backstory of its heroine in My Name Is Mary Sutter, and you’ll probably want to explore Belle Epoque Paris in the pages of I Always Loved You, an account of the passionate relationship shared by painters Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas.

Join us on Thursday, March 1st to meet Robin Oliveira and find out why we’re so enthusiastic about her books and her visit ... continued