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									Gwyn Hyman RubioGwyn Hyman Rubio
The daughter of Mac Hyman, author of the bestselling novel No Time For Sergeants, Gwyn Hyman Rubio resisted becoming a writer for years after watching the stress of success take its toll on her father. However, once she decided to accept what she believed to be her destiny, she wrote the bestselling novel Icy Sparks -- and began her own path toward literary success.

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Name:
Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Current Home:
Versailles, Kentucky
Date of Birth:
August 7, 1949
Place of Birth:
Macon, Georgia
Education:
B.A. in English, Florida State University, 1971; M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Warren Wilson College, 1986

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								The Woodsman's Daughter, Author: 
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The Woodsman's Daughter
by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Rubio's latest novel is a riveting Southern Gothic tale set among the turpentine farmers in the deep pine woods of 19th-century Georgia. Shadowed by a darkness in her father's past, Dalia Miller leaves behind her farming roots to make a new start for herself and her children -- but her inheritance proves difficult to escape. Readers will be swept up in Rubio's deft and haunting evocation of a former era, and transfixed by this psychologically gripping family saga.

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A Writer's Way

"It took me ten years and three shelved novels before I broke in with Icy Sparks," Rubio reveals in our interview. "Icy Sparks was published in 1998, and received substantial recognition for a first novel -- including being chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers book and a New York Times Notable Book of 1998. Still though, at the end of three years, its sales were modest, and I became increasingly worried about how to keep it in print. Then came the call from Oprah -- which changed everything."



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								Icy Sparks: A Novel (Oprah Edition), Author: 
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Icy Sparks: A Novel (Oprah Edition)
by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Named a New York Times Notable Book and tapped in March 2001 for Oprah's Book Club, Rubio's debut novel is the sad, funny, and transcendent tale of a young girl growing up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky during the 1950's.

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								In My Father's House, Author: 
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In My Father's House
by Ernest J. Gaines
We asked Rubio to tell us about some of her all-time favorite books. She named In My Father's House -- and says of the author, "Gaines is an African-American writer who writes honestly and courageously about racism in the rural South." Read our interview to learn more about Rubio's favorite reads.

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