In Santa Barbara, in 1974, a man and woman, meet at their parents’ extravagant wedding. The man is a successful journalist, the woman, is myself.
My father, fading rouè, is marrying the man’s incorrigible mother. Drawn together by their marriage, he and I become lovers on their wedding night.
Which in turn frames the confession: His story of his love affair with his mother.
A true and extraordinary love story set in the largely unknown period of massive oppression in the last half of the 20th century in Europe’s most mysterious country. Resistance, love and survival in Albania’s gulag. Leke Tasi is an Albanian writer / artist and former prisoner in the Communist camps.
Corinne Browne accompanied the story’s hero to Albania to witness the removal of his mother and sister’s bones from their graves at one of the prison camps.
ART & MONEY
In 1970s Italy, acclaimed art critic Philip Sinclair is rich, powerful, and obsessed with the beautiful, young and capricious Tom who ultimately causes the car accident that leaves Philip crippled.
Fueled with the power to reunite themselves Tom and Philip must face a new life.
MAGGIE AND BEAN
Feisty, funny best friends in their late 60s, live in New York City where Bean was an actress and Maggie a force in City Cultural Affairs. Both women battle serious illness, hate their medications, their doctors and their short-time-left prognoses.
Refusing dependency, they decide to go to die, with help, in Amsterdam where they rent a houseboat from a handsome 70-year old Dutchman, fall into love and battle, and end up in surprising ways.
LUSTING, LOOTING & LOVING
Based on a True Story
Christina is born in 1938 to an English lord and social climbing, Nazi loving mother who craves control of the estate, and views her daughter as a rival. Christina, oppressed and unbroken, survives banishment and finally triumphs in unimagined ways.
In Billy’s Bay, a Jamaican holiday paradise, a local boy and vacationing New York City girl fall in love and fall prey to a drug lords’ violence.
*Please note, cover designs are concepts only.
The publisher’s unwillingness to promote this book led Corinne Browne to do so herself. This resulted in her being awarded the Women’s International Writing Guild’s ‘Woman of the Year’, presented at the United Nations.
Understanding the threat of Nuclear Power
“A powerful and fascinating book. The inside story of nuclear power and weapons- their hazards and the incessant cover-up by the industry and by government.” – Dr. George Wall, Nobel Laureate
“A vivid and accurate account of the pressure exerted to build the 30,000 nuclear weapons the U.S. has available for nuclear war and the increasing danger of an inability to counter the effect of nuclear radiation.” – Gene R. Le Rocque Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Director, Center for Defense Information.
(As of 2022 there are still an estimated 5,550 total nuclear weapons in the U.S.)
Stein & Day, 1973
Recuperating from Vietnam
On San Francisco’s Letterman Hospital Vietnam veteran amputees race wheelchairs, show their stumps, tell stories, smoke first class weed. Some of them had wanted to avoid the war by going to Canada. Their fathers had said “you don’t go, you don’t come home.”
If I could say what I think I’d say, ‘never believe anything you hear about the glory of war until you experience it.’ For those of you who think there is glory in war walk a mile in my shoes and see how you like it.’ – Paul
A Memoir of Love and War
A grief stricken man created a New Mexican mountainside chapel honoring his son, and other lost Vietnam vets. A story of grief, love, shame, and atavistic war lost.
CONFESSIONS OF A FISH DOCTOR
Workman Publishing Co, 1976
A guide to keeping tropical fish happy and healthy
Enthusiastically loved and appreciated by aquarium enthusiasts and avid readers everywhere, the fish doctor colorfully and hilariously follows Scott Bodies tales, or- the Fish Doctor. Deemed unique, captivating, and utterly addictive. Hailed as “the Bible for Aquarists”.
“This book is chock full of information and is presented in a delightfully entertaining manner that encourages the reader to start at page one and go to the end. It will turn all that read it into an aquarium enthusiast. I have read it three times over the last 20 years, and each time have been amused and enthused. I am now passing it on to my children to read, and they are finding it to be their favorite too. A MUST READ!”