Books by Dennis Covington

REVELATION by Dennis Covington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Far from uninteresting but too often self-indulgent and unsatisfying."
A search for faith amid war, terror, and family strife. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"As the author admits, it was 'a crazy idea that any inheritance might be worth claiming, no matter how small, no matter the cost.' Thanks should be given that he stayed alive to tell this strange, headstrong tale."
Land schemes, political corruption, bad-old-boy networks, barbarous yahoos, and a man on a mission to secure his patrimony and his father's dreams: they're all fine grist for the storyteller's mill, and Covington (Cleaving, 1999, etc.) makes the most of it. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"One hopes that the story of the Covingtons' 'crimes and misdemeanors' will prove therapeutic for the authors, as the readers will find it neither edifying nor amusing. (Author tour)"
In a bizarre mixture of joint autobiography and sociology, occasionally complemented by detailed instructions on well-drilling, the Covington writer/spouse duo rehashes about 20 years of their stormy, messy married life. Read full book review >
LASSO THE MOON by Dennis Covington
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1995

"But any insights her story offers may be overwhelmed in the rambling confusion of this oddly paced tale. (Fiction. 12+)"
April Hunter, a high-school senior, lives with her father, a recovering alcoholic, on an island off the coast of Georgia. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A piece of American exotica sadly mishandled."
A meandering journalistic testimony of the author's experience with a strange southern Christian sect. Read full book review >
LIZARD by Dennis Covington
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1991

"A first novel (Eighth Annual Delacorte Press Prize) with a fresh, memorably sweet picture of its offbeat characters and singular, compelling events. (Fiction. 12+)"
Walleyed and misshapen, Lucius (``Lizard'') looks bizarre; at 13, he's never been to a regular school. Read full book review >