Praise for the first installment of the memoirs from Annie Proulx speaks to the richness of the stories.
"Rhea Cote Robbins' Wednesday's Child is beautiful stuff, a defiant and poignant memoir that transcends the personal. It is an important book not only for its immediate content, for the experience of life within its covers, but because it gives us a glimpse of the almost unmined Golconda of literary source material in Franco-American lives."--E. Annie Proulx
'down the Plains' extends the mining for gold and shares the wealth with its readers.
Other praise: Wednesday's Child is a dark, dream-like meditation on fragility and survival, of the body from cancer and of the Franco-American community from its inheritance of paroissial piety, social marginality, and relentless poverty. If your roots are in that community, there is much to recognize and confirm; if not, there is much to learn and remember. --Clark Blaise
Against the more familiar observations of the small-town lifer and the urban refugee, Rhea Cote Robbins' syncopations stood out, at once unique and connected to a vibrant and hardscrabble culture. This is a sensuous recollection made urgent by a pending medical diagnosis, and the result is an energetic, poignant, and revelatory memoir. ...Wednesday's Child is astir in every sentence.--Sven Birkerts
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About the Author
Côté Robbins was the winner of the Maine Chapbook Award for her work of creative nonfiction entitled, Wednesday's Child. The book, taught in university courses, is in its fourth printing. She also edited a book of translations of Franco-American women writers who were writing in the early part of this century, titled, Canuck and Other Stories.
She is currently working on a third installment of the memoirs titled, If These Walls Could Talk. She has work included in two anthologies Voyages: A Maine Franco-American and Acadian Reader published by Tillbury House and French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets published by Louisiana Literature Press. She has written extensively for many other publications as well as editing a bilingual, socio-cultural journal and 'ezine.
She lives on the Penobscot River in Maine.