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  • Here and Nowhere Elseby Jane Brox

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 8.99

    In her first book, which won the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, Jane Brox writes of going back to the farm where she grew up, to help her aging father and the troubled brother who works the land with him. She memorably captures the cadences of farm life and the people who sustain it, at a time when both are waning. more...

  • Clearing Landby Jane Brox

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 14.99

    Though few of us now live close to the soil, the world we inhabit has been sculpted by our long national saga of settlement. At the heart of our identity lies the notion of the family farm, as shaped by European history and reshaped by the vast opportunities of the continent. It lies at the heart of Jane Brox's personal story, too: she is the daughter... more...

  • Brilliantby Jane Brox

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 17.50

    Tracing the fascinating history of human light, from stone lamps to the lightbulb, the story of light is also the story of evolving humanity. The class, social and environmental implications of providing light has shaped historical eras: crude lamps and tallow candles constricted waking hours and drove the crazed hunting of whales for their oil towards... more...

  • Brilliantby Jane Brox

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 15.95

    Brilliant , reminiscent of Lewis Hyde?s The Gift in its reach and of Timothy Egan?s The Worst Hard Time in its haunting evocation of human lives, offers a sweeping view of a surprisingly revealing aspect of human history?from the stone lamps of the Pleistocene to the LEDs embedded in fabrics of the future. Brox plumbs the class implications... more...

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