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Before and After

by Rosellan Brown

Carolyn and Ben Reiser moved to Hyland, New Hampshire with their two children for the comforts of rural life. But when the local police chief comes looking for their seventeen-year-old son Jacob to question him about the brutal murder of his girlfriend, the Reisers’ lives begin to unravel.
A compelling story that will capture you in the opening scene and hold you through its shocking conclusion, “Before and After” is a stunning novel that pits parent against parent, brother against sister, family against community, blood loyalty against law-as “deep questions of loyalty, honesty, and love are forced to the surface in this psychologically riveting tale.” (“Library Journal”) Rosellen Brown is also the author of four other novels, “The Autobiography of My Mother,” “Tender Mercies,” “Civil Wars,” and” Half a Heart”; a collection of stories, “Street Games”; and three collections of poetry, “Some Deaths in the Delta,” “Cora Fry,” and “Cora Fry”‘”s Pillow Book.” She lives in Chicago. Carolyn and Ben Reiser moved to Hyland, New Hampshire, with their two children for the comforts of rural life. But when the local police chief comes looking for their seventeen-year-old son, Jacob, to question him about the brutal murder of his girlfriend, the Reisers’ lives begin to unravel.
“Before and After” is a novel that pits parent against parent, brother against sister, family against community, blood loyalty against the law–as “deep questions of loyalty, honesty, and love are forced to the surface in this psychologically riveting tale” (“Library Journal”). “Powerful . . . provocative . . . unabashed, read-until-dawn page-turner.”–“The New York Times Book Review”

About the author

Rosellen Brown is an American author, and has been an instructor of English and creative writing at several universities, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Houston.


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Released
01 March, 2005

About Rosellan Brown

Rosellen Brown is an American author, and has been an instructor of English and creative writing at several universities, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Houston.



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