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Gwyn Hyman Rubio


USA flag (b.1949)

Upon graduating from Florida State University with a B.A. in English, Gwyn joined the Peace Corps serving in Costa Rica and working as a preschool program coordinator and teacher in a village, without running water or electricity, near the Panamanian border. She married her husband, Angel, also a volunteer, six months after her arrival. They have been married now for 30 years.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Awards
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2001) : Icy Sparks


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