The Heat of the Sun: A Novel

Longstreet Press, 1995 - 439 pàgines
With perfect pitch and an unerring eye for detail, Rubin transports readers to Charleston, South Carolina, 1940, in a riveting tale of romance and mystery. When a rookie newspaper reporter comes to Charleston to be near his fiance, he discovers a shocking truth about her past and her father's sordid business deals.

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Veteran man of letters Rubin (Small Craft Advisory, The Mockingbird in the Gum Tree, both 1991, etc.) offers a tale of love and graft in early 1940s Charleston that's redolent of old novels and faded ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

The heat of the sun: a novel

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Noted for his teaching, editing, and literary criticism, Rubin (The Mockingbird in the Gum Tree, LJ 9/1/91) adds to his remarkable body of work with this carefully crafted novel. The plot concerns the ... Llegeix la ressenya completa


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Louis Decimus Rubin, Jr. was born in Charleston, South Carolina on November 19, 1923. After serving in the Army during World War II, he received a history degree the University of Richmond. He worked for The Associated Press and several newspapers including the Richmond News-Leader before receiving master's and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins University. In 1953, while still at Johns Hopkins University, he co-edited his first book, Southern Renascence: The Literature of the Modern South. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Hollins College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a co-founder of Algonquin Books and founder of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In 1989, he retired from the UNC faculty after 22 years to focus on Algonquin Books. He was a prolific author who wrote novels, critical studies, histories, memoirs and a guide for predicting the weather. His books include Small Craft Advisory, Babe Ruth's Ghost, A Memory of Trains, An Honorable Estate, and My Father's People. He died from kidney disease on November 16, 2013 at the age of 89.

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