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Taylor Brown

Biography

Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown grew up on the Georgia coast. He has lived in Buenos Aires, San Francisco and the mountains of western North Carolina. He is the recipient of the Montana Prize in Fiction and a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. His novels include FALLEN LAND, THE RIVER OF KINGS, GODS OF HOWL MOUNTAIN and PRIDE OF EDEN. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Books by Taylor Brown

by Taylor Brown - Fiction

Retired racehorse jockey and Vietnam veteran Anse Caulfield rescues exotic big cats, elephants and other creatures for Little Eden, a wildlife sanctuary near the abandoned ruins of a failed development on the Georgia coast. But when Anse’s prized lion escapes, he becomes obsessed with replacing her --- even if the means of rescue aren’t exactly legal. From the rhino wars of Africa to the battle for the Baghdad Zoo, from the edges of the Okefenokee Swamp to a remote private island off the Georgia coast, Anse and his team battle an underworld of smugglers, gamblers, breeders, trophy hunters and others who exploit exotic game.

by Taylor Brown - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Slowed by a wooden leg and haunted by memories of the Korean War, Rory Docherty runs bootleg whiskey for a powerful mountain clan in a retro-fitted '40 Ford coupe. In the mill town at the foot of the mountains, Rory is bewitched by the mysterious daughter of a snake-handling preacher. His grandmother opposes this match for her own reasons, believing that "some things are best left buried." A folk healer whose powers are rumored to rival those of a wood witch, she concocts potions and cures for the people of the mountains while harboring an explosive secret about Rory’s mother. When Rory's life is threatened, Granny must decide whether to reveal what she knows or protect her only grandson from the past.

by Taylor Brown - Adventure, Fiction

The Altamaha River, Georgia’s “Little Amazon,” is one of the last truly wild places in America. Crossed by roads only five times in its 137 miles, the black-water river is home to thousand-year-old virgin cypress, direct descendants of 18th-century Highland warriors, and a staggering array of rare and endangered species. Brothers Hunter and Lawton Loggins set off to kayak the river, bearing their father’s ashes toward the sea. As they proceed downriver, their story alternates with that of Jacques le Moyne, the first European artist in North America, who accompanied a 1564 French expedition that began as a search for riches and ended in a bloody confrontation with Spanish conquistadors and native tribes.

by Taylor Brown - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Callum, a seasoned horse thief at 15 years old, came to America from his native Ireland as an orphan. Ava, her father and brother lost to the war, hides in her crumbling home until Callum determines to rescue her from the bands of hungry soldiers pillaging the land. Ava and Callum have only each other in the world and their remarkable horse, Reiver, who carries them through the destruction that is the South. Pursued relentlessly by a murderous slave hunter, tracking dogs and ruthless ex-partisan rangers, the couple race through a beautiful but ruined land, surviving on food they glean from abandoned farms and the occasional kindness of strangers.