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Love, Loss, and Lagniappe

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Life is good for Dr. Drew Coleman, a successful young eye surgeon living in Uptown New Orleans, and he knows it. Having met and married his beautiful medical school classmate, Kate, the two settle happily into the routine of raising their two young daughters.

Drew's charmed life is soon shattered by devastating news, causing him to go on a ten-year transcontinental journey
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Published November 5th 2018 by Evolved Publishing LLC
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Jeff Altabef
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A friend suggested that I read this one and I'm happy he did. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Usually I'd grade a new author on a curve, but Robbins doesn't need one. The story is nice and quick, but the author shines in his well drawn characters, particularly Kate and Drew. Robbins invokes all the right emotions in this one. My biggest criticism is that it's a little short. I'd like another few chapters in this story. I can imagine a sequel. At the very least, I hope he writes another one soon. I reco ...more
Jeffrey Slaff
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel about a man dealing with overwhelming grief, guilt and redemption. (among other things)
Mr. Robbins writes with a keen eye for the human condition, his characters are well drawn and his insights are interesting and often times funny. His attention to detail is uncanny, especially when it comes to describing the various locations as the story unfolds. It was a smooth, easy and thought-provoking read and i highly recommend it. Already looking forward to his ne
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Teri Fink
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A compelling story set in New Orleans and New York, evoking a detailed sense of place in each location.
Carmen Kemp
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love, Loss, and Lagniappe tells the story of Drew from college age to adulthood with kids, allowing the reader to really grow with the character. I really enjoyed following Drew's adventures and was curious to know what would happen next as one unexpected choice led to another. He makes some dubious choices that almost made me not like him, but in the end, I recognized that he reacted out of pain, and he redeemed himself in my eyes. The book is very well written, and the author did an amazing jo ...more
Roman Mordkovich
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Richard Robbins’ first novel, Love, Loss and Lagniappe, is a complex work about love, loss in the relationship and search for meaning of life. Detailed vivid descriptions of locations, in which main character lived and travel through, brings nice additional complexity to the story line. Love, Loss and Lagniappe will make readers reflect on multiple twists and turns and wonder “What would I do in this situation?”.

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Richard’s novels explore the complexities of family dynamics to address important moral questions, while imparting a strong sense of location.

His first novel, Love, Loss, and Lagniappe takes to the streets of New Orleans and New York City to explore the journey of self-discovery after heartbreaking loss, while revealing the scientific basis for the meaning of life.

His second novel, Panicles, cov
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