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by Rosellen Brown

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Author:
Rosellen Brown
ISBN13:
978-0440216964
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0440216966
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Dell (January 1, 1994)
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Tender Mercies (novel), 1978. A Rosellen Brown Reader: Selected Poetry and Prose, 1992

Tender Mercies (novel), 1978. The Secret Garden (play adaptation of the novel), 1983. Civil Wars (novel), 1984. Before and After, 1992. A Rosellen Brown Reader: Selected Poetry and Prose, 1992. Inter-Office (short story), 1994. Cora Fry's Pillow Book (poetry), 1994. Half a Heart (novel), 2000. The Lake on Fire (novel), 2018. Half A Heart: Based on Rosellen Brown's book of the same name which traces the lives of several people who participated in the civil rights movement and continue to live in its shadow.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Laura and Dan Courser are a less than perfect, but deeply passionate couple with two young children and lots of plans.

Rosellen Brown creates a compelling portrayal of a family torn apart-and perhaps put back together again-by love.

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About Tender Mercies. Rosellen Brown creates a compelling portrayal of a family torn apart–and perhaps put back together again–by love. About Rosellen Brown. 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. Rosellen Brown has published widely in magazines and her stories have appeared frequently in O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prizes.

Laura and Dan Courser are a less than perfect, but deeply passionate couple with two young children and lots of plans.

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Rosellen Brown is the author of the novels Before and After, The Autobiography of My Mother, Tender Mercies, Civil Wars, and Half a Heart; the collection of stories Street Games; and the collections of poetry Some Deaths in the Delta, Cora Fry, and Cora Fry's Pillow Book. She lives in Chicago. MACMILLAN NEWSLETTER.

By (author) Rosellen Brown.

In her books, Brown explores intimate family relationships while engaging social issues. Tender Mercies, 1978 Rosellen Brown is successful because she refuses to allow committedness to outweigh craft in the making of a poem. Laurie Muchnick, Newsday. Tender Mercies, 1978. A story that questions the nature of accident, of love, of commitment. A haunting nove. rose as masterful, and as moving, as any being written today. Rosellen Brown is successful because she refuses to allow committedness to outweigh craft in the making of a poem. Her sensibility is as disciplined as it is radical. Other poets intent upon treating social issues might profit from reading her.

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, in a story filled with astonishing revelations, 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.
  • Rosellen Brown is known as a great writer by some critics.This is the second book I have read by her. I find her writing too dragged out and at times unnecessary, to the point of boredom. Too bad, the storyline would have been reallly good, without so many unwanted details.

  • If I were allowed to keep only 10 books for the rest of my life, this would be one of them. I began to order a copy as a gift, and I saw all the puzzled reviews--people expecting something else. It is not a depressing book. It is a profound book. If, at times, it's sad to contemplate how moral people respond to tragedy, it's also necessary. How many of us will get out of life without pain? Maybe this is an extreme version, but that's what art is. It prepares us for life. Asking this novel to be more upbeat is like asking for Shakespeare or Edith Wharton to be more upbeat. I'll add that it's beautifully written. The dialogue is realistic: ordinary speech. The language that represents characters' thoughts is an exquisite depiction of consciousness groping toward understanding after the familiar world has radically changed.

  • I bought this book and eagerly awaited its arrival having loved Civil Wars and Before and After. This book has an anticipatory depressing premise: a spouse accidentally injures his spouse catastropically. The accident has already occured when the book opens and the family is leaving New York City for the tranquility of their small town, one year after the accident and one year after extensive rehab. This book never has an uplifting moment. Sure, the guilt Dan experiences and the anger of his wife over the accident is expected. But where is the reconciliation? The two kids seem like they are on the periphery throughout the book and despite her injuries, the mother never reaches out to her children. I read this book through hoping it would get better. The Wellseley wife lives this injury solely intellectually. The distance between the husband and wife is palpable yet never breached. I was very disappointed in this book, regretfully so, because I usually adore Ms. Brown's books. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this one.

  • This is a beautifully written book. It reminds me how many novelists today seem incapable of offering up sentences that actually use language: the perfect adjective here, the stunning metaphor there. When the writing is this good, one doesn't need a fast-paced plot or high-concept idea to get a reader's attention. I often find myself going back a few decades for a satisfying read; Tender Mercies, first published in 1978, is a good example of this. It also troubles me that some reviewers are disturbed by Brown's "depressing" material. I rue the day when all we can find on the bookshelves are light-hearted, thin-on-content novels whose sole purpose is entertainment.

  • This is a tragic novel dealing with the aftermath of an accident that leaves a woman
    paralyzed. How much does it take to destroy a good marriage?

    The husband inadvertently turns his wife into a quadraplegic by making messing
    around with a boat that he really can't operate. His guilt and her bitterness are the
    baggage that is ever present in their marriage.

    This book is depressing and tragic but very well-written.

  • The reason this book disappoints is because the reader cannot muster true empathy with any character. The couple have to find a way to overcome a horrific experience, but just as you begin to have hope for one or the other, each manages to alienate you. One hopes for the best for the children's sake, but only read this book if you get it free and are without any other thing to provide entertainment.

  • I really do not like the execution of this book at all. And this is mostly on account of one reason: I don't believe it. The voices of the characters are disingenuous--aint nobody talk or think like that. I mean, come on, Brown features scenes with catheters and spasms and then I am supposed to believe that the characters, in spite of all this grotesque reality around them, still live in this flowery level in their heads?

    Laura's voice is much, much too poetic to be taken seriously at all. And Brown has a habit of talking about some mysterious, mystic "it" and goes on for sentences at a time without the reader knowing what she's talking about--kind of like this sentence itself. This is the biggest sin in relationship writing.

    Also, very, very little HAPPENS in this story, and most of what does is not interesting.

    There is also too much sex going on with Dan--and by this I mean that you can actually see Brown trying to construct the male persona, which makes it unbelievable.

    I give it two stars because there are some good points--interesting concept, attempt to capture disability through caregiver experience, one or two well written paragraphs--that can be seen through all the textual vomit.