Books by Emily Perkins

THE FORRESTS by Emily Perkins
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Perkins writes with soft beauty and brings out both the serenity and the strains of growing up, growing old and facing the lives we've made."
A novel that highlights the triumphs and vicissitudes of the Forrest family, primarily Dorothy, who both lives her life and tries to make sense of it. Read full book review >
NOVEL ABOUT MY WIFE by Emily Perkins
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Not perfect, but pungently observed, suspenseful and often funny."
The fourth book of fiction by Perkins (Leave Before You Go, 2000, etc.) is a smart, scary combination of neo-Gothic and comedy of manners, set in contemporary London. Read full book review >
LEAVE BEFORE YOU GO by Emily Perkins
Released: May 12, 2000

"Young people lacking ambition, confused about relationships and searching for the meaning of life: what else is new?"
If the world needs another Bret Easton Ellis, New Zealand author Perkins could be a contender. Her debut novel, populated with disgruntled twentysomethings like those in her story collection, Not Her Real Name (not reviewed), promises sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, but after an exciting start delivers mostly ennui. Read full book review >