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Winter Sisters

Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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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.

©2018 Robin Oliveira (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Winter Sisters

Loved this book. The characters were real and relatable. There was suspense and many emotions and a good ending. Read and listened all on one sitting!

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A captivating story based on historic background.

A well told story that was hard to hear at times (due to subject matter) but otherwise held my attention

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Exceptional Storytelling

This is a wonderful story of courage and forgiveness. Loved it! Reader is very good.

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  • Chris
  • Boston, MA
  • 02-18-19

What a story...

This was quite a novel. Though it’s subject was dark, the characters are so well written. Riveting.

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Everyone Should read this!

I lead a Book Club and we have read numerous
#1 over our eight years. When we discussed this book last month everyone said it was the best book we ever read.

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  • YBA
  • South East
  • 09-28-18

sad story/well told

The story was very sad but very well told. It will hold your interest till the very end.

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Childish and predictable

I wanted to request a refund within the first 30 minutes as I already knew the ending but figured I just had to be wrong. I wasn't. There was zero anticipation or excitement. It is overly descriptive which makes it tedious. I was actually angry when it ended as there was less than no surprise. I feel like 10 hours of my life were stolen.

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