Books by Rosellen Brown

HALF A HEART by Rosellen Brown
Released: May 1, 2000

"Half a Heart is anything but half-hearted. We feel we can trust Brown's integrity and compassion; that's why her fiction, even when (as here) it's intermittently redundant and overexplicit, never fails to grip us."
The volatile relationship between a fortysomething Houston matron and the racially mixed daughter who hesitantly reenters her life is central to Brown's intelligent, affecting, if occasionally slow-moving fifth novel (and first since Before and After, 1992). Read full book review >
BEFORE AND AFTER by Rosellen Brown
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A remarkable, nightmarish, often shattering novel."
Brown, as she showed in Civil Wars (1985), is particularly drawn to what happens to families when a wheel comes off, when the domestic unit begins to careen and veer and ultimately crash. Read full book review >