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Erika Robuck

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Voracious reader and history nut.

Forthcoming novel (THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, Berkley, Feb. 2021) about real-life superwoman of WWII: SOE/OSS agent, Virginia Hall.

Historical fiction, short stories, and essays include: Receive Me Falling (Elysian Fields Press, 2009), Hemingway's Girl (NAL/Penguin, 2012), Call Me Zelda (NAL/Penguin, 2013), Fallen Beauty (NAL/Penguin, 2014), Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion, contributor (Berkley/Penguin, 2014), The House of Hawthorne (Penguin Random House, 2015), Author in Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What it Really Takes to Get Published, contributor (Writers Digest Books, 2016).

#Hockeystrong, a satire written as E. Robuck, was released in September of 2017 (Elysian Fields Pre
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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.

As for Scott and Zelda, they seem to represent the classic…more
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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“Alexander Ilyich Rostov, taking into full account your own testimony, we can only assume that the clear-eyed spirit who wrote the poem Where Is It Now? has succumbed irrevocably to the corruptions of his class–and now poses a threat to the very ideals he once espoused. On that basis, our inclination would be to have you taken from this chamber and put against the wall. But there

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“The past would haunt when the present let up, and always, always the future would loom with its certainty of tragedy and pain.”
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“Remembrance. Even more, confession. It did always made the heavy things come loose.”
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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.


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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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