Books by Carrie Brown

THE STARGAZER'S SISTER by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"The historical details may be of interest to astronomy buffs, but neither they nor the Herschels come into involving focus in this plodding version of their lives."
Brown (The Last First Day, 2013) fictionalizes the lives of highly respected astronomer-siblings William and Caroline "Lina" Herschel with an emphasis on Lina's growth from dependence on her brother to success in her own right. Read full book review >
THE LAST FIRST DAY by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A beautiful piece of writing: bittersweet with nostalgia, surprisingly sensual and sharply nuanced in its depiction of the strains and rewards that shape any long marriage."
The wife of a private school headmaster looks back at 50-plus years of marriage in this restrained yet emotionally powerful portrait of enduring love from Brown (The Rope Walk, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >
THE ROPE WALK by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Brown (Confinement, 2004, etc.) has a delicate flair for language and the telling detail, but her Hallmark Hall of Fame tendencies are sickly-sweet."
A ten-year-old girl in a small Vermont town broadens her horizons while confronting the harsher reality presented by her new friendship with a young boy and an artist dying of AIDS. Read full book review >
CONFINEMENT by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2004

"Much too much: an elegant and intensely moving story gets bogged down in its own ruminations."
Brooding and elegiac account of an Austrian refugee who begins a new life in America but can't get free of either his troubled memories or his bad luck. Read full book review >
THE HOUSE ON BELLE ISLE by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2002

"A delightful menu."
An accomplished debut collection of seven stories demonstrates the versatility of novelist Brown (The Hatbox Baby, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
THE HATBOX BABY by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2000

"Brown (Lamb in Love, 1999, etc.) tells her story with great delicacy, giving an otherworldly, luminous air to a tawdry setting and great dignity to her characters. A fascinating, lyrically written tale."
A respected doctor and a notorious fan dancer fall in love at the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition, circa 1933. Read full book review >
LAMB IN LOVE by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 1999

"Engaging, coy, and surprisingly effective."
A charmingly old-fashioned account of small-town romance by former journalist-turned-novelist Brown (Rose's Garden, 1998). Read full book review >
ROSE'S GARDEN by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1998

"A warm, remarkably surefooted debut. (Author tour)"
A wise, surprisingly deft, fablelike first novel celebrating the rejuvenating effects of love. Read full book review >
THE DARK by Carrie Brown
Released: April 21, 1995

"It would help to miss the Sixties a lot before you dip in."
Five teenaged kids set up a still on the grounds of the old Sunstrike commune in the hills of Washington and drink themselves silly. Read full book review >