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Robin Oliveira


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Robin Oliveira grew up just outside Albany, New York in Loudonville. She holds a B.A. in Russian, and studied at the Pushkin Language Institute in Moscow, Russia. She is also a Registered Nurse, specializing in Critical Care and Bone Marrow Transplant. She received an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the fiction editor for the literary magazine Upstreet and a former assistant editor at Narrative Magazine.
 
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In Need of a Good Wife (2012)
Kelly O'Connor McNees
"McNees weaves a hopeful, compelling story of love and resilience so engaging it is impossible to put down."
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A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding (2015)
Jackie Copleton
"Mesmerizing, heart-wrenching...I had to hide my tears."
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Death of a Rainmaker (2018)
Laurie Loewenstein
"Reading Death of a Rainmaker is like slipping through time right into a 1930s black-and-white movie. Suddenly you live in Jackson County, Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl, and you know what the cinema, hardware store, and courthouse look like. The townspeople are your family, and you care so deeply about what happens to them that you can't tear your eyes from the pages of this book. It's odd for a story about a murder to be gentle and generous, but this one is. I fell in love with everyone in town--except of course those who turned out to be trouble. Laurie Loewenstein has a knack for writing the early twentieth century. I sure hope this is a series, because I'm smitten."

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