Books by Michael Perry

THE JESUS COW by Michael Perry
Released: May 19, 2015

"Good fun abounds when JCOW Enterprises sets up business and Harley's life becomes 'a rough approximation of things hoped for.'"
In Swivel, Wisconsin, a cow named Tina Turner has birthed a calf with Jesus' image on its flank, "the standard doe-eye Lutheran hippie iteration." Read full book review >
THE SCAVENGERS by Michael Perry
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Comparisons to other gritty, engaging tough-girl-with-a-strong-moral-compass stories are inevitable, but Maggie has originality and grit to spare. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 8-12)"
Teen Ford Falcon (nee Maggie) headlines a fast-paced, post-apocalyptic Laura Ingalls Wilder wilderness story, complete with morning chores and Ma's dreams of a cabin with windows. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Flawed, but down-to-earth and genuine."
The warmhearted account of a middle-aged man's friendship with an eccentric octogenarian neighbor. Read full book review >
COOP by Michael Perry
Released: April 21, 2009

"Dryly humorous, mildly neurotic and just plain soulful—a book that might even make you want to buy a few chickens."
The author takes up farming and gathers memories after moving to a Wisconsin homestead with his wife and daughter. Read full book review >
TRUCK by Michael Perry
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"A reminder, by a talent of the hinterlands, to celebrate small-town life and to treasure human relationships."
A year in the life of a man and his truck. Read full book review >
Released: April 15, 2005

"A delightful mix of humor and pathos, touching the heart and tickling the funny bone."
Thirty-three previously published essays ruminating on the author's childhood and painting word portraits of unique people he's met. Read full book review >