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The House on Belle Isle: An Other Stories (Shannon Ravenel Books)

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Carrie Brown's three novels-Rose's Garden, Lamb in Love, and The Hatbox Baby-have established her as a writer who works from curiosity, skillful research, and a vivid imagination. Her reviewers have praised her "rich characterizations" (The Dallas Morning News) and her "profound, gentle insights."(The Orlando Sentinel) This first book of stories confirms those attributes seven times over.

The generosity of Brown's storytelling style has never been more in evidence. Each of these seven stories presents a different authentic world-a divorcTe's spacious rent-controlled NYC apartment, a widow's Maryland neighborhood, horseback-riding camp for girls in England, a residential seaside resort in Rhode Island, a remote mountain village in Spain, a tidewater Virginia inn that flourished in the post-Civil War era, and, in the wonderful title story, a most unusual mortuary in Maine. Each one is so vividly created and populated that the experiences for the reader are remarkably novelistic. We've been taken inside seven very private places by a guide whose gentle insights are indeed profound.

THE HOUSE ON BELLE ISLE will cement Carrie Brown's growing reputation as a fiction writer of deep resources and unlimited powers of imagination.

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Praise for CARRIE BROWN:

"Carrie Brown beguiles readers with her emotionally resonant storytelling." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Luminous and wise." -The New York Times Book Review

"(Her work) glows with small miracles and large revelations. Its charming, inventive lyricism, uncanny wisdom, and touches of the comic and the poignant easily persuade us to lose our own hearts to her characters." -The Orlando Sentinel

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Seven luminous stories are presented by the acclaimed author of "Rose's Garden, " a writer who "beguiles readers with her emotionally resonant storytelling" ("St. Louis Post-Dispatch").

About the Author

Carrie Brown, a former journalist, lives in Sweet Briar, Virginia, with her husband, the novelist John Gregory Brown, and their three children. Her first novel, Rose's Garden, won the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Her most recent book, The Hatbox Baby, won the 2001 Great Lakes Booksellers Association award for fiction and the 2001 Library of Virginia Literary Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565123007
Author:
Brown, Carrie
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Shannon Ravenel Books
Series Volume:
107-125
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5.5 x 8.5
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.40x6.12x.94 in. .96 lbs.

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Praise for CARRIE BROWN:

"Carrie Brown beguiles readers with her emotionally resonant storytelling." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Luminous and wise." -The New York Times Book Review

"(Her work) glows with small miracles and large revelations. Its charming, inventive lyricism, uncanny wisdom, and touches of the comic and the poignant easily persuade us to lose our own hearts to her characters." -The Orlando Sentinel

"Synopsis" by , Seven luminous stories are presented by the acclaimed author of "Rose's Garden, " a writer who "beguiles readers with her emotionally resonant storytelling" ("St. Louis Post-Dispatch").
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