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Eli Brown lives on an experimental urban farm in Alameda, California. His writing has appeared in The Cortland Review and Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader. His first novel, The Great Days, won the Fabri Literary Prize.

Average rating: 3.90 · 1,988 ratings · 554 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Cinnamon and Gunpowder
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,906 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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The Great Days
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2008
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The Feasts of Tre-Mang
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2014
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2005
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Eli Brown said "yes" to attending Copperfield's Reading
date: June 05, 2014 07:00PM
location: Copperfield's Books Santa Rosa, 775 Village Ct , Santa Rosa, CA, The United States
description: Join us in Santa Rosa's favorite bookstore to celebrate the Cinnamon and gunpowder paperback! Reading, discussion, and book signing with author Eli Brown.
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
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The Great Days by Eli Brown
"a beautiful account of a disturbing subject. the writing was thick with color and flavor. i found myself re-reading sentences because they were thoroughly delicious in their description. very poetic. about half way through, it was one of those boo..." Read more of this review »
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
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Though it's vogue, I don't usually compare graphic novels to lit novels, but in this case I highly recommend the graphic adaptation of Ci
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The relative dirth of likable characters (and though I'm ashamed to admit it, long long paragraphs) kept me from finishing this in the past. But I've finally finished it and it's beautifully wrought through and through.
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“A knight can fight. As you well know, I fight about as well as a pillow."

"That's an insult to pillows. At least they can take a beating.”
Eli Brown, Cinnamon and Gunpowder

“I now have some intimacy with death, and like the hops in a beer, it has both embittered and fortified me.”
Eli Brown, Cinnamon and Gunpowder
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“Some foods are so comforting, so nourishing of body and soul, that to eat them is to be home again after a long journey. To eat such a meal is to remember that, though the world is full of knives and storms, the body is built for kindness. The angels, who know no hunger, have never been as satisfied.”
Eli Brown, Cinnamon and Gunpowder

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Phillip great to run into you today!

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