Alan Brennert Bibliography Examples

“Brennert writes his valentine to the New Jersey playground of his youth in Ragtime style, mixing fact and fiction. It's a memorable trip.” —People Magazine

“Palisades Park is a perfect novel. Alan Brennert does a spectacular job of laying out a family saga from 1922 to 1974... he gracefully conjures up a place and time that is no more.” —The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)

“An epic journey through the life of a treasured amusement park, with a cast of characters who experience great wonders and tragedies.” —Lancaster (PA) Sunday News

“Brennert...creates a real emotional pull in his evocative description of the eccentric, hardworking people who made up the Palisades family in good times and in bad.” —Publishers Weekly on Palisades Park

“This nostalgic coming-of-age tale of a little girl with big dreams is the perfect read.” —Library Journal on Palisades Park

“A literate, thoughtful saga….Brennert's tale is a universal one [and] a pleasure to read.” —Kirkus Reviews on Palisades Park

“A sweeping, epic novel . . . beautifully told.” —Library Journal (starred) on Honolulu

“A lush tale of ambition, sacrifice, and survival. . . . Immense . . . yet intimate.” —Booklist on Honolulu

“A dazzling historical saga.” —The Washington Post on Moloka'i

“A poignant story.” —Los Angeles Times on Moloka'i

“A superb novel.” —Los Angeles Daily News on Moloka'i

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“Brennert writes his valentine to the New Jersey playground of his youth in Ragtime style, mixing fact and fiction. It's a memorable trip.” —People Magazine

“Palisades Park is a perfect novel. Alan Brennert does a spectacular job of laying out a family saga from 1922 to 1974... he gracefully conjures up a place and time that is no more.” —The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)

“An epic journey through the life of a treasured amusement park, with a cast of characters who experience great wonders and tragedies.” —Lancaster (PA) Sunday News

“Brennert...creates a real emotional pull in his evocative description of the eccentric, hardworking people who made up the Palisades family in good times and in bad.” —Publishers Weekly on Palisades Park

“This nostalgic coming-of-age tale of a little girl with big dreams is the perfect read.” —Library Journal on Palisades Park

“A literate, thoughtful saga….Brennert's tale is a universal one [and] a pleasure to read.” —Kirkus Reviews on Palisades Park

“A sweeping, epic novel . . . beautifully told.” —Library Journal (starred) on Honolulu

“A lush tale of ambition, sacrifice, and survival. . . . Immense . . . yet intimate.” —Booklist on Honolulu

“A dazzling historical saga.” —The Washington Post on Moloka'i

“A poignant story.” —Los Angeles Times on Moloka'i

“A superb novel.” —Los Angeles Daily News on Moloka'i

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“Compassion is the hallmark of Brennert’s imagination, and there’s always a second chance for his scientists, artists and lovers...highly effective...arresting situations...every one is aglow with forgiveness.”  --Kirkus Reviews

“What a writer Alan Brennert is! His stories served to remind me of why I write, why any writer writes: we’re all seeking that magical connection between mind and emotion. Brennert makes it in these stories...All are beautiful crafted, and each represents a true leap of the imagination. Blow horns! Flourish trumpets!”  --Morgan Llywelyn

“Poignant...imaginative...stunning.” --Publishers Weekly

“Brennert’s stories invariably focus on character and examine the vagaries of the human heart... All are well-crafted, skirting sentimentality and delivering a powerful emotional impact.” --San Jose Mercury News

“Although thoroughly modern in content, Alan Brennert’s fiction has an old-fashioned quality to it, old-fashioned in the best sense of the word. The author of Time and Chance demonstrates in his new collection of short stories, Her Pilgrim Soul, that he knows how to write about love, loss and sacrifice.”  --San Francisco Chronicle


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