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Carrie Brown

Carrie Brown is the author of five novels and a collection of short stories. Awards she has received include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and, twice, the Library of Virginia Literary Award. Her short fiction has appeared in One Story, Glimmer Train, The Georgia Review, and The Oxford American. She lives with her husband, the writer John Gregory Brown, in Virginia, where she is distinguished visiting professor of creative writing at Hollins University.


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The Last First Day
Written by Carrie Brown
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2015
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-80318-4 (0-345-80318-3)

Ruth and Peter have been married more than fifty years. He is the headmaster of the Derry School, a boys’ boarding school in Maine; she has spent the four decades of her husband's tenure helping out wherever she is needed. But Peter’s retirement is approaching, and Ruth wonders what will become...

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The Last First Day
Written by Carrie Brown
Pantheon | Hardcover | September 2013
$24.95/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-90803-2 (0-307-90803-8)

From the author of The Rope Walk, here is the story of a woman’s life in its twilight, as she looks back on a harrowing childhood and on the unaccountable love and happiness that emerged from it.
 
Ruth has always stood firmly beside her upstanding, brilliant husband, Peter, the legendary chief of...

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The Rope Walk
Written by Carrie Brown
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2008
$13.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27809-8 (0-307-27809-3)

In The Rope Walk, Carrie Brown crafts a luminous story of a young girl's coming of age during a crucial summer in New England. On her tenth birthday Alice meets two visitors to her quiet town: Theo, the African American grandson of her father's best friend, and Kenneth, an artist who... Read more






The Stargazer's Sister
Written by Carrie Brown
Pantheon | Hardcover | January 19, 2016
$25.95/33.95(Canada) | 978-0-8041-9793-9 (0-8041-9793-8)

From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day: a beautiful new period novel—a nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time—based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right.
 
This exquisitely imagined novel opens as the great... Read more





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