Author Carrie Brown

The Stargazer's Sister by Carrie BrownCarrie Brown is author of seven novels, mostly recently The Last First Day and The Stargazer’s Sister, and a collection of short stories, The House on Belle Isle. She is the recipient of numerous awards, and her short stories and essays have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, the novelist John Gregory Brown, where she is the Wilson Fellow at Deerfield Academy.

Early Praise for The Stargazer’s Sister

“A haunting evocation — actual and imagined — of the life of Caroline ‘Lina’ Hershel, the younger sister of the eighteenth-century astronomer William Herschel. The tale is deeply satisfying, a testament to Carrie Brown’s seductive voice and her ability to translate Lina’s deep emotional life in all its complexity, both joyful and heartbreaking. I love this book, a wonderful adventure and a resonating example of the difficulties faced by so many women for so very long.”

— Robb Forman Dew, National Book Award-winning author of Dale Loves Sophie to Death