A Wild and Heavenly Place

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$28.00  $26.04
G.P. Putnam's Sons
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6.38 X 9.26 X 1.14 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author
Robin Oliveira is the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter, I Always Loved You, and Winter Sisters. She holds a BA in Russian and studied at the Pushkin Language Institute in Moscow. She received an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a former registered nurse, specializing in critical care. She lives near Seattle, Washington.
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"Tender and heartwarming... Oliveira paints vivid and detailed vignettes of a crudely developed Seattle."--The Seattle Times

"A vivid story of the grit and the glory of early Seattle.... An epic story of star-crossed lovers that spans continents and classes." - Erica Bauermeister, New York Times bestselling author of The Scent Keeper

"Pulls you in from the beginning and rewards you with an ending that is both triumphant and bittersweet." - Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife

"A fascinating history too seldom told. Robin Oliveira's words have changed the way I see home, what came before, and what has been here all along."--Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is

"[Oliveira] writes with such conviction and sensory detail that one cannot help but be transported into the world of these characters...the roughness of the place, and its wild beauty. This novel is as easy to slip into as a favorite sweater." --Kirkus Reviews

"The book is part love story, part history of place, part geography, and all excellent.... [A] story of love, despair, jealousy, revenge, and hope in the lives of characters the reader won't soon forget."--Elizabeth George, New York Times bestselling author of Something to Hide

"Oliveira vividly captures both the wonder and the struggle of forging a life in a world full of unknowns.... [H]ere's a story to make you cheer for love's tenacity." -Susan Meissner, USA Today bestselling author of Only the Beautiful

"Magnetic... Sweeps readers into the spectacular setting of the Washington Territory during the 1870s and 1880s... perfect for armchair travelers seeking an absorbing emotional escape." - Booklist

"[A] sweeping epic of courage, perseverance, love, and family."--Lauren Belfer, New York Times bestselling author of Ashton Hall and City of Light

"[A] novel so immersive you'll feel like you're one of the characters.... Oliveira's vivid descriptions of the landscapes and harsh living conditions experienced by so many 19th century American immigrants will linger long after you've closed the book and you'll emerge with a richer understanding of the struggles they faced and the hopes and dreams that drove them."-- Amy Belding Brown, author of Flight of the Sparrow

"[A]n unforgettable love story.... We need more books brimming with this brand of optimism, kindness, and persistence in the face of adversity." - Elise Hooper, author of Angels of the Pacific