Jane Brox

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Jane (Martha) Brox (born 1956[1]) is an American author, who specializes in non-fiction works. Her father was John Brox (1910–1995).[2] She graduated from Colby College in 1978[3] and currently lives in Maine.[4][5]

Awards and honors[edit]


  • Here and Nowhere Else: Late Seasons of a Farm and Its Family (1995, ISBN 0-8070-6200-6; ISBN 0-8070-6201-4)
  • Five Thousand Days Like This One: An American Family History (1999, Beacon Press, Boston MA)
  • Clearing Land, Legacies of the American Farm (2004, ISBN 978-0-86547-649-3)[6]
  • Brilliant, the Evolution of Artificial Light (2010; ISBN 978-0-547-05527-5)
  • Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives (2019, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 978-0544702486
Other works
  • Brox's website lists 30 magazine articles that she has written
  • The website lists 9 publications which have carried her poetry
  • The website lists 7 published book reviews written by Brox
  • The website lists 11 radio essays produced by Brox, carried primarily by NPR


  1. ^ Amazon.com, "Biography - Jane (Martha) Brox" from Contemporary Authors
  2. ^ from the frontispiece of "Five Thousand Days . ."
  3. ^ http://www.colby.edu/colby.mag/issues/88n2/books/index.html
  4. ^ from the cover of "Brilliant" (2010)
  5. ^ NATURE; Loving and Leaving the Family Farm New York Times