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Winter Sisters

by Robin Oliveira

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Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira
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    Feb 2018, 416 pages

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Davida Chazan

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A rich and compelling historical novel about the disappearance of two young girls after a cataclysmic blizzard, and what happens when their fate is discovered.

Winter Sisters begins with an epic blizzard (see Beyond the Book) hitting the entire Northeast of the USA in January 1879. In upstate New York, Dr. Mary Sutter-Stipp refuses to believe that Claire and Emma O'Donnell, the daughters of her good friends who died in the storm, are anything but missing. Then, weeks after everyone, Mary included, have given them up for dead, the two girls suddenly turn up. Where they were and what they endured when they were missing may have more disastrous effects on the city than that fateful deadly storm and its subsequent ruinous flood.

I should mention here that this is essentially a sequel to Robin Oliveira's 2010 novel My Name is Mary Sutter, which I have not read. Mary is a midwife as the novel begins, but wants to be a surgeon and so, against many odds, she travels to Washington DC to tend to wounded Civil War soldiers and fulfill her ...

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