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Larry Brown

Larry Brown

·4.07·13,398 Ratings
“ Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than the silience. ” ― BUDDHA
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  • Father and Son

    1997·
    ·4.12·2,025 Ratings
    This classic story of good and evil takes place in the rural American South of 1968. After being released from prison, Glen Davis returns to his hometown only to commit double homicide within forty-eight hours of his return. Sheriff Bobby Blanchard, as up
  • A Miracle of Catfish

    2007·
    ·4.17·539 Ratings
    Larry Brown has been a force in American literature since taking critics by storm with his debut collection, Facing the Music, in 1988. His subsequent work—five novels, another story collection, and two books of nonfiction—continued to bring extraordi
  • Facing the Music

    1996·
    ·4.16·783 Ratings
    Facing the Music, Larry Brown’s first book, was originally published in 1988 to wide critical acclaim. As the St. Petersburg Times review pointed out, the central theme of these ten stories “is the ageless collision of man with woman, woman with man--
  • Billy Ray's Farm: Essays from a Place Called Tula

    2002·
    ·3.97·314 Ratings
    In "Billy Ray's Farm, " Larry Brown brings the appealing blend of candor, humor, and poignancy of his acclaimed novels "Fay" and "Father and Son" to nine personal essays that explore the emotional and physical landscape of the corner of Mississippi he cal
  • Joe

    2003·
    ·4.17·2,092 Ratings
    “Brilliant . . . Larry Brown has slapped his own fresh tattoo on the big right arm of Southern Lit.” —The Washington Post Book WorldNow a major motion picture starring Nicolas Cage, directed by David Gordon Green. Joe Ransom is a hard-drinking ex-co
  • Dirty Work

    2007·
    ·4.19·1,224 Ratings
    Dirty Work is the story of two men, strangers—one white, the other black. Both were born and raised in Mississippi. Both fought in Vietnam. Both were gravely wounded. Now, twenty-two years later, the two men lie in adjacent beds in a VA hospital.Over th
  • On Fire

    1995·
    ·4.03·500 Ratings
    On January 6, 1990, after seventeen years on the job, award-winning novelist Larry Brown quit the Oxford, Mississippi, Fire Department. With three published books to his credit and a fourth nearly finished, he made the risky decision to try life as a full
  • The Rabbit Factory

    2003·
    ·3.57·862 Ratings
    A wealthy social misfit, his much-younger wife, a runaway, and a big-hearted prostitute find their lives intersecting in the wake of quirky gangster activities, strait-laced professors, and fast-and-loose police officers.
  • Big Bad Love

    1990·
    ·4.13·1,771 Ratings
    Brown's heroes have a fatal weakness for beer, fast women, and pick-up trucks, and even when thwarted by state troopers or the women that drive them crazy, find salvation in the reckless pursuit of love.
  • Fay

    2000·
    ·4·1,899 Ratings
    She's had no education, and you can't call what her father's been trying to give her "love." So at seventeen, Fay Jones leaves home, carrying a purse with half a pack of cigarettes and two dollar bills. She's headed for the bright lights and big times of
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