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Rosellen Brown

USA flag (b.1939)

Rosellen Brown is an American author, and has been an instructor of English and creative writing at several universities, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Houston. She has won several grants and awards for her work, and her novel Before and After was adapted into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson.

Genres: Historical
Rosellen Brown recommends
This Side of Married (2004)
Rachel Pastan
"Jane Austen's honey-and-vinegar spirit is alive and well in Rachel Pastan's delightful novel."
The Slow Moon (2006)
Elizabeth Cox
"Beautifully written and sympathetically imagined, The Slow Moon tells its all-too-timely story without a shred of the sensational or strident. Elizabeth Cox has a sensitive touch, and she brings to rich life a deeply tangled web of characters. This is the kind of book you will read in one long, rewarding sitting."
Wayward Saints (2012)
Suzzy Roche
"I'm jealous! How can it be that someone who sings like Suzzy Roche can also write this well, tell us so much not only about the music business but about the large hearts of her characters, the locales of their deepest pain and the sources of their strength? Her language is dazzling -- unpredictable, supremely funny, irreverent, and full of authority. Wayward Saints is the best and most surprising debut novel I've read since I can't remember when."
The Magnificent Esme Wells (2018)
Adrienne Sharp
"How Esme keeps her head, if not her innocence, among these fast-living, fast-dying Vegas and Hollywood stars makes Adrienne Sharp's novel fascinating and rich with secrets she tells with wit and gusto."
In the Blink of an Eye (2019)
Jesse Blackadder
"In the Blink of an Eye moves inexorably through the stages of grief and blame after the most unthinkable but all too common tragedy, and Jesse Blackadder forcibly sweeps us along with her. She's created a complex family blindsided by loss, whose pain we can feel as it drags them apart and slowly, by intricate small steps, inches them toward forgiveness. I gave a whole day to this book, unable to put it down until I trusted that they'd found some light to guide them forward."

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