Books by Jane Brox

Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"A perceptive and subtle meditation about a 'true reckoning with the self.'"
The nuances and complexities of silence. Read full book review >
CLEARING LAND by Jane Brox
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"Gauzy, reverie-like prose belies the writer's intense awareness—historical, environmental, and psychological—of her surrounds."
Her family's small farm in eastern Massachusetts, a rarity these days, prompts Brox (Five Thousand Days Like This One, 1999, etc.) to reflect on the ways of the land—old, new, and in transition. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 1999

"This is quite beautiful music, the sound of a family's life that keeps ringing in a daughter's ears."
A lovely and melancholy history of her family and its farm, a holdout in the soil-poor Northeast, from Brox (Here and Nowhere Else: Late Seasons of a Farm and Its Family, 1995). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 1995

"This slim book's surprising strength accrues line by line in Brox's keen observation and spare, poetic prose."
Aging parents and a troubled, ne'er-do-well brother draw Brox home to the family farm in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts, where she confronts an age-old dilemma: the conflict between familial duty and the need to live one's own life. Read full book review >