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Miles, Robin

Works: 190 works in 639 publications in 1 language and 34,107 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  History  Political fiction  Case studies  Psychological fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Narrator, Director, Author, Performer
Classifications: PS3556.R3338, 813.54
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Publications about Robin Miles
Publications by Robin Miles
Most widely held works by Robin Miles
Cleopatra a life by Stacy Schiff( file )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,632 libraries worldwide
To this day, Cleopatra proves to be one of the most important and controversial figures in ancient history. Married to both of her brothers, the first of which she defeated in a civil war before ordering the second's murder, Cleopatra would also have affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and nearly tear the Roman Empire in two. However, author Stacy Schiff believes history has given Cleopatra a bad rap and sets out to tell Egyptian queen's true story
Brother, I'm dying by Edwidge Danticat( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,203 libraries worldwide
When the author was only four years old, her parents emigrated from Haiti to New York in search of a better life, leaving their daughter in the care of her uncle Joseph. A peaceful pastor in Port-au-Prince, Joseph raised Edwidge with the love and devotion of a father, despite facing many hardships in politically turbulent Haiti. It wasn't until she was 12 years old that Edwidge was finally reunited with her parents--and forced to confron the inevitably complex emotions
Folly beach [a lowcountry tale] by Dorothea Benton Frank( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
To many, Folly Beach is one of the most beautiful and idyllic of places. But to Cate Cooper, it is the place that harbors many bad memories from the past. She never planned on coming back, but her late husband has left her both penniless and without a home. As Cate takes inventory of her life, she looks to Folly Beach's history for answers to her future
The dew breaker by Edwidge Danticat( file )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
In Haiti during the dictatorial 1960s, the man known as the "dew breaker" was a torturer. Now an American and a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, he maintains a quiet life as a husband and father. His terrible deeds lie buried. As we meet his family, neighbors, and even his past victims, his story becomes one of reconciliation and rebellion. And as we return one final time to his turbulent past, we witness his last violent act, and his first encounter with the woman who offers him a chance for salvation
Cane River by Lalita Tademy( file )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 935 libraries worldwide
Cane River is an isolated community that lies on a small river in central Louisiana. There in the early 19th century, slaves, free people of color, and Creole French planters lived and worked, loved and bore children. And there, 165 years later, Tademy discovers her amazing heritage. Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, a slave owned by a Creole family, Tademy chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women. As she peels back layers of racial and cultural attitudes, Tademy paints a remarkable picture of rural Louisiana and the resilient spirit of one unforgettable family
Say you're one of them by Uwem Akpan( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 929 libraries worldwide
Unabridged selections (3 of the 5 short stories) from the anthology by acclaimed author Uwem Akpan. The power of the human spirit is showcased in this collection featuring young children in Africa struggling to overcome extreme hardship and heartache from poverty, injustice, and violence
Porch lights by Dorothea Benton Frank( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
As a nurse serving in Iraq, TK has seen tragedy and hope, pain and miracles. But not even the terror and hardship of war can prepare her for the challenges that face her when she learns that her husband was killed in a car accident. Lost and directionless, floating on a sea of grief and unable to care for her son alone, she returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry of her youth, to Sullivan's Island
The hurricane sisters a novel by Dorothea Benton Frank( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 867 libraries worldwide
"Best friends since the first day of classes at The College of Charleston, Ashley Anne Waters and Mary Beth Smythe, now 23 years old, live in Ashley's parents' beach house rent-free. Ashley is a gallery assistant who aspires to become an artist. Mary Beth, a gifted cook from Tennessee, works for a caterer while searching for a good teaching job. Though they both know what they want out of life, their parents barely support their dreams and worry for their precarious finances. While they don't make much money, the girls do have a million-dollar view that comes with living in that fabulous house on Sullivans Island. Sipping wine on the porch and watching a blood-red sunset, Ashley and Mary Beth hit on a brilliant and lucrative idea. With a new coat of paint, the first floor would be a perfect place for soireés for paying guests. Knowing her parents would be horrified at the idea of common strangers trampling through their home, Ashley won't tell them. Besides, Clayton and Liz Waters have enough problems of their own. A successful investment banker, Clayton is too often found in his pied-à-terre in Manhattan--which Liz is sure he uses to have an affair. And when will Ashley and her brother, Ivy, a gay man with a very wealthy and very Asian life partner--ever grow up? Then there is Maisie, Liz's mother, the family matriarch who has just turned eighty, who never lets Liz forget that she's not her perfect dead sister, Juliet. For these Lowcountry women, an emotional hurricane is about to blow through their lives, wreaking havoc that will test them in unexpected ways, ultimately transforming the bonds they share"--
The last original wife [a novel] by Dorothea Benton Frank( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
The New York Times bestselling author dissects a successful marriage in this heartfelt tale full of her infectious wit, irresistible charm, and sultry Southern Carolina sunrises
Return to Sullivans Island by Dorothea Benton Frank( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 816 libraries worldwide
New York Times best selling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to the setting of her first novel and her childhood home, a North Carolina beach town, in this touching Southern novel
Breath, eyes, memory by Edwidge Danticat( Computer File )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 779 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Sophie Caco is removed from her impoverished village and sent to live in New York with her mother, a woman she barely knows. There she learns about a terrible truth that shadows her family
We are water a novel by Wally Lamb( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 772 libraries worldwide
Anna Oh, a middle-age wife, mother and artist, divorces her husband after 27 years of marriage to marry Vivica, the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success
The book of night women by Marlon James( file )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
Feared from birth for her vivid green eyes, which her fellow slaves believe to be evidence of her dark powers, young slave Lilith is both revered and avoided throughout her childhood and becomes a key in the success of a long-planned slave revolt
Milk in my coffee by Eric Jerome Dickey( file )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 730 libraries worldwide
After Jordan Greene moves to Manhattan, he meets Kimberly Chavers, whose charm overwelms him. Kimberly is white, which makes Jordan go against the wishes of his mother who warned him to stay away from white women
October suite by Maxine Clair( Computer File )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
October Brown, an African-American teacher at a private school in Kansas, becomes pregnant by the father of a student and returns home to Ohio, where she and her sister were raised by their aunts after their father killed their mother 20 years before. Confused and unhappy, October gives the baby to her sister and goes back to teaching. Then she regrets her decision
The pirate's daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson( file )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
This story follows a mother and daughter struggling with a difficult legacy. Living in tropical Jamaica, adventurous Ida dreams of a place outside of her small island town. And her 26-year-old daughter May--the illegitimate offspring of legendary actor and notorious playboy Errol Flynn--searches for an identity of her own
Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie( Computer File )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Adichie's historical novel follows the fortunes of five characters living through the tumultuous 1960s--a time when the Biafran-Nigerian War raged in southern Africa
The ancestors by L. A Banks( file )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
In this collection of flesh-crawling tales, each author contributes one deliciously twisted selection. A writer unearths dangerous truths in backwoods Mississippi and a man's sanity--and life--are threatened by disturbing visions. Then, in the third and final tale, two children are forced to face off against terrifying ancestors
That mean old yesterday by Stacey Patton( file )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stacey Patton penned this moving memoir describing her tumultuous childhood growing up first in a state institution and then in a fractured foster family. She makes a strong case to illustrate how the brutal legacy of slavery continues to affect African-American families today
Lowcountry summer by Dorothea Benton Frank( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
South Carolina. Middle-aged Caroline Levine, from "Plantation" (DC26672), helps her brother Trip discipline his daughters after her alcoholic sister-in-law leaves for rehab. While taking control of her extended family, Caroline must decide whether she wants to remarry despite limited choices. Some strong language. 2010. (Lowcountry tale)
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