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Erika Robuck

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Erika Robuck is the national bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl, Call Me Zelda, Fallen Beauty, The House of Hawthorne, and Receive Me Falling. She is also a contributor to the anthology Grand Central: Postwar Stories of Love and Reunion, and to the Writer’s Digest essay collection Author in Progress. #Hockeystrong, as E. Robuck, is her first satire.

In 2014, Robuck was named Annapolis’ Author of the Year, and she resides there with her husband and three sons.

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Erika Robuck The most moving part of being a writer is holding a published work in your hands--the physical result of your imagination and hard work. From my first…moreThe most moving part of being a writer is holding a published work in your hands--the physical result of your imagination and hard work. From my first visit to the Hemingway House in Key West years ago when I thought I needed to set a novel there, to the publication of my novel, HEMINGWAY'S GIRL, to a signing at the house once the book had been released, it was a true dream come true. (less)
Erika Robuck I envy that you teach American Lit--always my favorite classes from high school to college.

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I envy that you teach American Lit--always my favorite classes from high school to college.

As for Scott and Zelda, they seem to represent the classic co-dependent couple. They likely shared equal parts in their failings, and both suffered--he from alcoholism and she from mental illness.

When the tragic side of their relationship seems overwhelming, I return to their letters. They expressed their love for one another so perfectly on paper. If their addictions and hospitalizations could have been stripped away, they might have had a beautiful love story. (less)
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“As he looked at her, and she looked at the house, something in the way the leaves of the maple caught the sun and illuminated the woman beneath it made his heart ache and expand and he realized that he wanted to tell her, too, that by some strange twist it was the very meaninglessness of life that made it all so beautiful and rare and wonderful. That for all its savagery–because...

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message 2: by Erika (last edited Jul 23, 2018 06:25AM)

Erika Robuck So far, I can't put it down. I agree: I could read about Hemingway forever. What a life! Thank you, Nancy.


message 1: by Nancy

Nancy Very interested in reading "Hotel Florida" and will be looking for your review. I just finished "Papa: Hemingway in Key West", which you probably have read since this is a non-fiction account of some of the areas of his life and Key West history that you touched on in "Hemingway's Girl" (which I loved, BTW!) It never ceases to amaze me that, for a man who did not live much beyond middle age, Hemingway packed so many varied and completely separate experiences into his life. Seems we could read about him forever!
Looking forward to your review


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