Gwyn Hyman Rubio

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Gwyn Hyman Rubio (born August 7, 1949 in Macon, Georgia) is an American author, best known for her novel Icy Sparks.

Rubio graduated from Florida State University in 1971 with a degree in English. She then joined the Peace Corps and spent several years working as a teacher in Costa Rica. After returning to the U.S. and settling in Kentucky she became interested in writing, ultimately receiving a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College in 1986.

She wrote for a decade before her first novel Icy Sparks was published in 1998. The book received favorable reviews from critics, but sales were modest until Icy Sparks was selected for Oprah's Book Club in 2001. Rubio's second novel, The Woodsman's Daughter, was published in

Average rating: 3.69 · 37,762 ratings · 1,286 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Icy Sparks

3.69 avg rating — 37,396 ratings — published 1998 — 9 editions
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The Woodsman's Daughter

2.98 avg rating — 326 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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Love and Ordinary Creatures

3.51 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Woodsman's Daughter (UN...

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“I eyed her and shrugged my shoulders, wondering how on earth she thought this meal was good, but her wafer-thin body gave her away; not once in her life had she eaten good-tasting food.”
Gwyn Hyman Rubio, Icy Sparks

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