Books by Sallie Bingham

My grandfather had a monkey he called Parpeetus. The monkey, and his owner, died before I was born, and yet their combined stories have remained with me. Parpeetus wore a black velvet suit, I was told, with a hole cut out for his tail. He sat at the dinn


THE BLUE BOX by Sallie Bingham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A memoir of three generations of women rich in historical detail."
The matrilineal heritage of a successful author. Read full book review >
CORY’S FEAST by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Bingham (Transgressions, 2002, etc.) serves up an uneasy mixture of New Age self-realization and Cosmo feminism, less interested in whodunit than in 'who done me.'"
Why exactly is the eponymous heroine so bent on investigating the death of her ex-lover Roy Cross, a Navajo activist in New Mexico's Pueblo country? Read full book review >
TRANSGRESSIONS by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Stylistically rooted in the conventional, probing at the transgressive."
Eleven tales in a third collection from veteran small-press author Bingham (Straight Man, 1996, etc.) Read full book review >
STRAIGHT MAN by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Bingham's more characteristic satirical tone would have been welcome in this love story of an uninteresting pair."
A lonely Kentucky college professor and a peripatetic young actress bring out the worst in each other in this lackluster romance by Bingham, author of the much better Matron of Honor (1993) and Small Victories (1992). Read full book review >
MATRON OF HONOR by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"Bingham's satire is softer, neater here, and you care for her people—with all their several moral glitches."
In Bingham's last two, women were dog-tired and dog-tied within the fiefdoms of stultifying men (a lethally jovial politico in Small Victories; a nice rejecting husband and a not-so-nice rejecting lover in Upstate, p. 387). Read full book review >
UPSTATE by Sallie Bingham
Released: June 1, 1993

"Disappointing, in the light of Bingham's other work, but diverting."
Bingham's blistering, high-voltage portrait of a woman tantruming through a life-crisis-within-sexual-obsession lacks the icy control of the shrewd Small Victories (1992), but, still, her latest has a wayward fascination. Read full book review >
SMALL VICTORIES by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"A shriving family portrait gallery, both compassionate and ruthless."
``There isn't much sap in this family anymore. Read full book review >