Books by Nancy Allen

A DOWN-HOME TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Nancy Allen
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A humorous but flawed parody best suited for young adults and adults rather than the picture-book audience. (author's note) (Picture book. 11-adult)"
A young white woman named Cyndi Lou is presented with unusual (and sometimes-unwelcome) gifts for the 12 days of Christmas by her suitor, Billy Ray. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Richard Henry Dana is a great hero of hers)—it was actually two months aft of the mast in a sixth-floor stateroom—but one leaves her book sensing she paints a genuine portrait. (20 b&w photos, map, not seen)"
This recounting of a Pacific run aboard a merchant marine ship from boating journalist Allen may be prosaic, but it is also lulling, as if it had caught the rhythm of wide ocean swells. Read full book review >