Archives for September 2010

2010 National Book Festival

The 2010 National Book Festival September 25 National Mall in Washington, D.C. The program features readings and presentations by authors that include poets Elizabeth Alexander and Marilyn Nelson and fiction writers Isabel Allende, Chang-Rae Lee, Jane Smiley, and Scott Turow. All events are free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information.

Christopher Bundrick

Christopher Bundrick teaches English at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. His research includes work on the fiction of Harry Crews, Charles Chesnutt, Mary Murfree, and Thomas Nelson Page.

Robin Oliveira Interview, Part Two

Robin Oliveira’s debut novel, My Name is Mary Sutter, was selected as our September Read of the Month. Please enjoy the second part of her fascinating interview with SLR contributor, Adele Annesi. There are a fair number of novels and stories set during the Civil War. Were you concerned that the theme was a bit […]

Meet Robin Oliveira, Author of My Name is Mary Sutter

Robin Oliveira has the literary world on its heels with her debut novel, My Name is Mary Sutter (Viking, May 2010). With the book released to rave reviews and picked as our SLR Read of the Month, Oliveira could have easily balked at yet another interview request. Instead, she gave her time generously and we think […]

September Read of the Month, My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira

Review by Adele Annesi The debut literary work of historical fiction My Name is Mary Sutter by promising novelist Robin Oliveira offers an ambitious and unsparing glimpse into the life of aspiring physician Mary Sutter amid the turbulent U.S. Civil War.  The story opens with young midwife Mary Sutter of Albany, NY denied another apprenticeship in […]