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Miles, Robin

Works: 251 works in 955 publications in 1 language and 37,230 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Case studies  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Narrator, Director, Author
Classifications: PS3556.R3338, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robin Miles
Cleopatra : a life by Stacy Schiff( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,485 WorldCat member 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
Folly beach : [a lowcountry tale] by Dorothea Benton Frank( Recording )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member 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
Brother, I'm dying by Edwidge Danticat( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member 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 teh inevitably complex emotions
The dew breaker by Edwidge Danticat( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member 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
The hurricane sisters : a novel by Dorothea Benton Frank( Recording )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member 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" --
Porch lights by Dorothea Benton Frank( Recording )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member 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
Cane River by Lalita Tademy( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member 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
The last original wife : [a novel] by Dorothea Benton Frank( Recording )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member 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
We are water : a novel by Wally Lamb( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member 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
Return to Sullivans Island by Dorothea Benton Frank( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member 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
All the single ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank( Recording )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothea Benton Frank once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry where three amazing middle aged women are bonded by another amazing woman's death. Through their shared loss they forge a deep friendship, asking critical questions. Who was their friend and what did her life mean? Are they living the lives they imagined for themselves? Will they ever be able to afford to retire? How will they maximize their happiness? Security? Health? And ultimately, their own legacies?
Breath, eyes, memory by Edwidge Danticat( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member 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
The book of night women by Marlon James( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member 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( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member 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
Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member 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
Lowcountry summer by Dorothea Benton Frank( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Tall Pines Plantation in this long-awaited sequel to Plantation... When Caroline Wimbley Levine returned to Tall Pines Plantation, she never expected to make peace with long-buried truths about herself and her family. The Queen of Tall Pines, her late mother, was a force of nature, but now she is gone, leaving Caroline and the rest of the family uncertain of who will take her place. In the lush South Carolina countryside, old hurts, betrayals, and dark secrets will surface, and a new generation will rise along the banks of the mighty Edisto River
October suite by Maxine Clair( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member 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( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member 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
The ancestors by L. A Banks( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L.A. Banks, Tananarive Due, and BrandonMassey are three of the hottest names in suspense fiction. 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( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member 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
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Cleopatra : a life
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Folly beach : [a lowcountry tale]Brother, I'm dyingThe dew breakerReturn to Sullivans IslandThe book of night womenMilk in my coffeeLowcountry summerOctober suite