Robin Oliveria received an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and was awarded the James Jones First Novel Fellowship for a work-in-progress for "My Name Is Mary Sutter." She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and two children.
A "skillful debut ..." -The Daily Beast " ...riveting saga about trying to break a 19th-century glass ceiling." -"Good Housekeeping" "Oliveira's debut novel is magnificent historical fiction." -"Bookpage" "The language is beautiful and the story will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout ..." -(Albany) "Times Union" " ...compelling voice ... does a splendid job of reminding us how much the known world has changed ... and how much has not." -(Portland) "Oregonian" "Oliveira deftly depicts the chaotic aftermath of battles and develops her own characters while incorporating military and political leaders of the time. The historic details enrich the narrative without overshadowing Mary's struggles. This well-written and compelling debut will engage all readers of historical fiction, especially those interested in the Civil War." -"Library Journal"