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The House on Belle Isle and other Stories

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Carrie Brown has beguiled readers with her novels. Now, her first collection of stories-featuring characters ranging from a Manhattan divorcée to a Maine mortician, and even a parrot who quotes the Bible-confirms the breadth of Brown's talent for quirky, heartfelt, and surprising fiction...seven times over.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Berkley Trade (first published March 15th 2002)
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I used this book for an alum book discussion at Smith College. The discussions took us all over the map as the stories do, but everyone agreed the story of the married couple on Cape Cod was the most captivating for us aging Smithies.
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Carrie Brown is the author of five novels – her most recent novel is The Rope Walk (Pantheon, 2007) – and a collection of short stories, The House on Belle Isle. Her other novels include Rose’s Garden, Lamb in Love, The Hatbox Baby and Confinement.

She has won many awards for her work, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, the Janet Heidinger K
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