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Brown, Rosellen

Works: 103 works in 312 publications in 15 languages and 11,076 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Short stories  Poetry  Drama  Juvenile works  Biography  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3552.R7, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rosellen Brown
Before and after by Rosellen Brown( Book )

64 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 13 languages and held by 2,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the chief of police comes looking for Jacob one evening to question him about the bludgeoning to death of his teenage girlfriend, the Reisers' lives are changed forever. Before and After is the compelling drama of the search for Jacob, his capture, and the chain of events set in motion by a brutal crime of passion. It's a story that pits parent against parent, brother against sister, family against community, blood loyalty against the law. With a flawless ear for dialogue and a profound understanding of character and motive, Rosellen Brown has given us a heart-wrenching novel that questions the very nature of violence in our society and our ability to ever really know our children. Beautifully written, compassionate and wise, Before and After confirms Rosellen Brown's reputation as a writer who "can do anything with language ... She can engender and render five emotions simultaneously, and throw over a whole novel a skein of sureness and sympathy" (Cynthia Ozick)
Tender mercies by Rosellen Brown( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura and Dan Courser are less than perfect, but deeply passionate couple with young children and lots of plans. Until Dan, displaying the boyish bravado that made Laura fall in love with him, takes the tiller of a boat he can't handle and causes the accident that shatters their lives. Suddenly there are no more ordinary days or nights and we witness two people wrestling with a marriage in which all the rules are changed, confronting the guilt and anger, devotion and desire that don't merely survive-- but can help heal the wounded heart
Half a heart by Rosellen Brown( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her biracial daughter appears suddenly after eighteen years searching for the mother who left her, former civil rights activist Miriam Vener begins a painful confrontation with her past
Civil wars by Rosellen Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessie and Teddy Carll, once in the Civil Rights movement, suddenly become guardians of an eight-year-old nephew and a thirteen-year-old niece brought up by segregationist parents. All must cope with a new life style
The autobiography of my mother by Rosellen Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil liberties lawyer Gerda Stein must contend with a whole new set of problems when her daughter, Renata, reenters her life after an eight-year absence and brings along her own child
Cora Fry : [poetry] by Rosellen Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whole word catalogue by Teachers & Writers Collaborative( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalog, addressed to teachers of writing in the elementary and high schools, consists of (1) suggested assignments to stimulate creative writing, (2) descriptions of materials and assignment references that might be used with the assignments, (3) a list of books and magazines containing anthologies of writing by young people, and (4) resource lists and organizations useful to the writing teacher. The catalog is a product of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative, an organization of professional writers, poets, and teachers experimenting with innovations in the teaching of writing. Many of the ideas were developed in large classrooms in New York City, but they can be used with small groups and with individual students. The assignments represent open-ended "recipes" rather than strictly defined methods or curriculum designs; the authors stress that students should write for enjoyment, with their own voices, not mimicking the voice of a textbook poet or a voice they think the teacher wants to hear. (Author/DI)
Street games by Rosellen Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some deaths in the delta, and other poems by Rosellen Brown( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American short stories, 1979( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories of 1979
Banquet( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before and after by Rosellen Brown( Recording )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroly and Ben Reiser moved to Hyland, New Hampshire with their two children for the comforts of rural life. But when the local police chief comes looking for Jacob, their seventeen-year-old son, to question him about the brutal murder of his girlfriend, the Reisers' lives begin to unravel
A Rosellen Brown reader : selected poetry and prose by Rosellen Brown( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of Tender Mercies and Civil Wars demonstrates her command of diverse genres in this engaging collection of poetry, short stories, and essays. Best known for her carefully crafted, emotionally resonant novels, Rosellen Brown is committed to the ideal of the well-rounded writer. She shifts easily from prose to poetry, from fiction to nonfiction, from novels to short stories with an assured mastery of each form that enriches her work in the others. This Reader is the first book to bring together her work in a variety of genres, presenting many previously uncollected stories and essays. The collection reveals the wide range of her imagination and the evolution of her central themes. "Like a pilot flying low over the land," she writes in her introduction, "I've finally been able to study what my 'central work, ' my novels, can't teach me--the general shape of my preoccupations across the years; the rises and declivities of skill, curiosity, casual engagement, and inescapable obsession." Intermixing clusters of short stories, poetry, and essays, Brown creates a collage of her own writing in which certain themes--the struggle for self-definition in terms of gender, ethnic heritage, or sense of place; the responsibilities of human beings to one another; the constant challenge of adapting to changing circumstances--recur in the midst of experimentation in form, voice, and structure. In a final interview, she says, "ultimately, all of our work will be seen from a distance, like a view of the earth from above, and it will turn out that the shape and size of this or that body of writing will look wholly different from up there." This Reader is our first step in gaining that elevated perspective on a distinguished career
Cora Fry's pillow book by Rosellen Brown( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's account in verse of working-class life in New England, a story of puritanism and penny-pinching. By the author of Cora Fry, of which this is the sequel
Half a heart by Rosellen Brown( Recording )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young biracial woman moves in with her mother, a former civil rights activist. She wrestles with her fury at her mother's mysterious disappearance from her life. With which family -- and which race -- does Ronnee identify?
Beryl Markham : never turn back by Catherine Gourley( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of the first person, man or woman, to fly across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west, from her childhood in Africa through many difficulties to her aeronautic and literary achievements
The best American short stories, 1975 ; and, the Yearbook of the American short story( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21 short stories +Biographical notes & Yearbook of American S.S
Street games : a neighborhood by Rosellen Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So, is it done? : navigating the revision process( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentation of revision as a necessary step in all good writing. Presents methods, questions, interviews, and exercises to guide writers to their best work
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Before and after
Alternative Names
Rosellen Brown Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Розеллен Браун

בראון, רוזלין 1939-

ブラウン, ロゼリン

Tender merciesHalf a heartCivil warsThe autobiography of my motherStreet gamesBefore and afterA Rosellen Brown reader : selected poetry and proseCora Fry's pillow book