Books by Janet Peery

THE EXACT NATURE OF OUR WRONGS by Janet Peery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Ultimately satisfying, a quiet novel with lingering warmth."
A good-humored meditation on regret and forgiveness, Peery's latest (What the Thunder Said, 2007, etc.) follows the aging Campbell family, a clan as tightknit as it is troubled. Read full book review >
WHAT THE THUNDER SAID by Janet Peery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"Less than fully achieved, but a book of considerable strength."
The complex relationship of two sisters who grow up, then apart, on an Oklahoma farm during the 1930s is grittily etched in the Virginian author's second novel (after The River Beyond the World, 1996). Read full book review >
THE RIVER BEYOND THE WORLD by Janet Peery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1996

"A strong story, peopled with credible, complex characters with whom we come, in some cases despite ourselves, to identify."
A lyrical, dramatic first novel, from the author of a well- received story collection (Alligator Dance, 1994), traces the passages and passions of women's lives with an ardent empathy that will remind many of the fiction of Barbara Kingsolver. Read full book review >
ALLIGATOR DANCE by Janet Peery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"An unusually confident, mature, and moving debut."
Middle-aged men, young girls, and angry teenaged boys stumble across moments of rare grace—in ten moody, memorable tales set mostly in Texas and Oklahoma. Read full book review >