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Robin Antalek and The Summer We Fell Apart

Robin Antalek and The Summer We Fell Apart

Just as that luscious lemon tree gracing the cover of Robin Antalek’s debut novel, The Summer We Fell Apart, requires nurturing, careful tending, and a deep root system, so too does a family tree. Without a solid trunk, both trees’ branches will grow but will they mature and remain forever attached? Whether or not the author considered the lemon/family tree symbolism — in addition to the symbolism that appears in the book — is unknown. However, without question, the following…

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Guest Robin Antalek on Raising (Writing) Good Characters

Guest Robin Antalek on Raising (Writing) Good Characters

[Robin Antalek, in her debut novel The Summer We Fell Apart, (Facebook) introduces the reader to four main characters — all siblings in a dysfunctional family. In today’s guest post she describes the toil and toll required to birth, develop, and then let each one go out into the world…even beyond the book’s pages.] During the process of writing The Summer We Fell Apart I was a mess. These characters and their lives were so demanding of my emotional well-being…

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