About

author3smAmy Belding Brown, a graduate of Bates College, received her Master of Fine Arts degree in January 2002, from Vermont College of Norwich University, where she worked closely with Bret Lott and Victoria Redel.  She currently lives in her native Vermont, where she writes poetry and fiction.  She is the author of Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America, published by NAL/Penguin in 2014 and Mr. Emerson’s Wife, published by St. Martin’s Press in 2005. Her publication credits also include Yankee, Good Housekeeping, American Way, The Worcester Review and other national, international, and regional magazines.  She is married and the mother of four grown children and recently became a grandmother for the first time.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. I like your blog. I am a 17th c reenactor who is interested in both colonial and indigenous cultures of the period. I am glad people are still interested in teaching about the past.

  2. I just finished ‘The Flight of the Sparrow’ and couldn’t put it down… In between peeling potatoes for supper and frying chicken, I would take a few moments to read a few paragraphs or an entire chapter. I ignored piles of laundry on the floor while I read yet another chapter. I rejoiced when Mary had the courage to question her husband when he thought he had discerned God’s will–for her! As if she didn’t have a brain! (Gleeful idea: Mary stumbles around the room like the Strawman and sings, “If I only had a brain…”) And I secretly hoped and wished that if James were to be sent to Barbados, Mary would have joined him and they would have sailed off into the sunset to live a rich and wildly sensual life! Loved the twists, turns, and surprises in the story, but the ending left me sad–James and Mary together… not to be. Now, I need to track down ‘Mr. Emerson’s Wife’.

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