Books by Brooks Hansen

JOHN THE BAPTIZER by Brooks Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"A curious mélange of the sacred and profane, but always captivating when the sinners are onstage."
John the Baptist is an inspiring spiritual leader but a less-than-riveting protagonist in this fictional treatment from Hansen (The Monsters of St. Helena, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"A tender, humorous account of a couple's struggle to start a family."
Novelist Hansen (The Monsters of St. Helena, 2002, etc.) chronicles the journey he took with his wife through years of fertility treatments and adoption proceedings. Read full book review >
THE MONSTERS OF ST. HELENA by Brooks Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Gloriously imagined—though with a rather low narrative temperature—with its spooky, dramatic detail giving it a feverish intensity."
An exotic locale, its fabled history, and the latter years of dethroned Napoleon Bonaparte are the colorful core materials of this intriguing third outing from Hansen (after Perlman's Ordeal, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
CAESAR'S ANTLERS by Brooks Hansen
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"In his first book for children, aided by the black-and-white chapter drawings that launch each chapter, Hansen (for adults, The Chess Garden, 1995) creates a timeless atmosphere for a tale that is as unusual as it is accomplished. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A strangely tender story of love, loss, and devotion that is imbued with the rhythms of its creatures: a slow, compelling rhythm to match the placid determination of a reindeer named Caesar, offset by the quick, bright, frantic rhythms of the sparrows he is attempting to help. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Hansen (coauthor of Boone, not reviewed) echoes rather than equals or advances the achievements of Tolkien, Carroll, and Lewis."
Big subjects like history, religion, and science mingle awkwardly with Tolkien-like fantasy in Hansen's first solo fictionall about an aging doctor who finds spiritual solace in an imaginary continent inhabited by game pieces. Read full book review >