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Robin Antalek
After making a career out of changing careers, from PR to tending bar, and from waitressing to managing a modern dance company, Robin Antalek eventually gave in to the voices in her head and began writing fiction. She studied at The New York State Writer's Institute at the State University of New... show more

After making a career out of changing careers, from PR to tending bar, and from waitressing to managing a modern dance company, Robin Antalek eventually gave in to the voices in her head and began writing fiction. She studied at The New York State Writer's Institute at the State University of New York at Albany, and has published in many literary journals: Sun Dog: The Southeast Review, Literary Mama, among others, and has twice been a finalist in Glimmer Train's Family Matters contests as well as a finalist for The Tobias Wolf Award for Short Fiction. You can also find her nonfiction essays monthly on the web at The Nervous Breakdown.The Summer We Fell Apart is her first novel. She lives in a very needy Victorian house in Saratoga Springs, New York, with her husband, two daughters, and three dogs.
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carolesrandomlife rated it 8 years ago
1/27/15-Now Available!This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life. 4 Stars!I ended up being completely sucked into this book. After I was invested in the story, I had such a hard time putting this book down and found myself telling my family members that I needed "just one more minute" on...
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Bookish Things & More rated it 8 years ago
This book reminds me of movies like Crazy, Stupid Love, and Adventureland. Not so much the story, but how it’s written.I loved seeing Sam, Bella, and Suzie grow up. They are all intertwined since they lived in the same neighborhood and have been friends forever. Each character had their own flaws...
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Kyndal's Book Blog rated it 11 years ago
I didn't think I was going to like this book, but I ended up finishing it anyway. I'm still thinking about the book, so that makes me wonder if I'm not rating it high enough. This is the story of four siblings and each section of the book is told from a different siblings' viewpoint. I liked readi...
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