Author Carrie Brown on Her New Book, The Last First Day
Carrie Brown, author of the acclaimed novel The Rope Walk, speaks about The Last First Day, the story of a woman's life in its twilight, as she looks back on both a harrowing childhood and the unaccountable love and happiness that emerged from it.
"Beautifully written, with deeply memorable characters, The Last First Day is a powerful examination of love across the years and a heartfelt story of the strength of unbreakable bonds," says Carol Gladstein for Booklist.
Carrie Brown is the author of five novels and a collection of short stories. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and, twice, the Library of Virginia Award. Her short fiction has appeared in One Story, Glimmer Train, The Georgia Review, and The Oxford American. She taught for many years at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, the writer John Gregory Brown. She is now the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins University.
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