Friday Morning Bookclub

October 2, 2010

Meet Robin Oliveira, The Author Of This Month’s Book: My Name is Mary Sutter

Filed under: Historical Fiction,My Name Is Mary Sutter — susanbright @ 9:41 am

Robin Oliveira grew up outside Albany, New York.  She has a BA degree in Russian, a MFA degree in writing and is a registered nurse. My Name is Mary Sutter is Oliveira’s first novel and was originally titled The Last Beautiful Day. The Last Beautiful Day was awarded the James Jones First Novel Fellowship in 2007. Quite a bit of research went into writing this novel. Oliveira read books on obstetrics, the history of the Civil War and even Florence Nightingales Textbook. She studied  surgeon’s manuals, midwives diaries and soldiers journals from not only the Civil War, but also WWI and WWII.  Oliveira spent time in the Library of Congress and the National Archives. Oliveira lives in Seattle with her husband and two college age children.


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