Brace, Gerald (1901 - 1978)

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born on Sept. 23, 1901 on Long Island, New York, Gerald (Jerry) Brace was a writer and teacher who maintained a summer residence on Deer Isle. He earned his undergraduate degree at Amherst Collegeand graduate degrees at Harvard. After teaching at Dartmouth and Mount Holyoke, Brace spent the rest of his teaching career at Boston University.

He died in Blue Hill, Maine, in July 1978.

Most of Brace's novels are set in New England.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Islands (1936)
  • The Wayward Pilgrims (1938)
  • Light on a Mountain (1941)
  • The Garretson Chronicle (1947)
  • A Summer's Tale (1949)
  • The Spire (1952)
  • The World of Carrick's Cove (1947)nominee, 1958 National Book Fiction Award
  • Bell's Landing (1955)
  • Winter Soltice (1960)
  • The Wind's Will (1964)
  • The Department (1968)


  • The Age of the Novel (1957)
  • The Stuff of Fiction (1969).
  • Days That Were (1976),his autobiography which included his own illustrations.
  • Between Wind and Water (1966)

Selected Resources