Search Results: "Jennifer Percy"


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DEMON CAMP by Jennifer Percy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Percy wields language with admirable restraint, but her poetic gifts might be better served in fiction."
A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop turns her sights on the dark story of a soldier with PTSD who is haunted by his demons. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE GREAT LAKE by Percy Trezise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Try pairing this venerable tale with Greene's equally ancient The Legend of the Cranberry (p. 1143). (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
An Australian author who has retold several Aboriginal tales, often in collaboration with Aboriginal author-artist Dick Roughsey, recounts a tale, remembered in Aboriginal oral history, of the huge lake located—before the Ice Age—between what is now Australia and Papua New Guinea. Read full book review >

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HOMESTEADING by Percy Wollaston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"As a document of the last days of the frontier, this guileless memoir is of much value. (20 b&w photos, not seen)"
An understated memoir about a lost time in a remote place. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1983

"A curious (in all senses) performance—with echoes of the Message in the Bottle as well as Percy's novels."
A semi-successful jeu d'esprit. Read full book review >

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LANCELOT by Walker Percy
Released: March 1, 1977

"You decide."
As if deeply disappointed that America didn't right itself after seeing its doom in the comic forecasts of Love in the Ruins, Percy/Jeremiah returns with less funnystuff, fewer pages, zero fantasy, and much more resolve—none of which keeps Lancelot from being precious goods. Read full book review >

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THE COCK, THE MOUSE, AND THE LITTLE RED HEN by Graham Percy
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"It certainly undermines the story's original didactic intent. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-7)"
An unattributed expansion of the familiar nursery tale about a cock and mouse who mend their unhelpful ways after their housemate cleverly contrives their escape from a fox. Read full book review >

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Released: June 16, 1975

"It may be accessible to specialists."
Walker Percy, the novelist, has written a deadly serious work of theoretical linguistics. Read full book review >

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CLIMBING THE COLISEUM by Bill Percy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"A light, breezy thriller, but its tale of a troubled man acting as a father to an equally troubled girl has exceptional dramatic impact."
A disenchanted, depressed psychologist finds himself caring for a rebellious teenage girl and helping police investigate a racist group in Percy's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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THE MOVIEGOER by Walker Percy
Released: June 15, 1961

"It is an unaccented but tantalizing projection of the suspension of self in a limbo without responsibility- without reality, and there will be those who will find that this kind of 'dark pilgrimage', the indifferent prowling, frittering, shadow walking- 'like Banque's ghost' is curiously fascinating while elusive."
An existentialist novel is keyed at the start by a few lines from Kierkegaard ("..the specific character of despair is precisely this; it is unaware of being despair".) and if it begins at the same point of Kierkegaard's aesthetic mystique (man's pursuit of pleasure), it closes without reaching any finite revelation. Read full book review >

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THRILL ME by Benjamin Percy
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Would-be writers will find Percy's passionate, pragmatic cheerleading inspiring and energizing."
An accomplished writer comes to the defense of genre. Read full book review >

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THE DARK NET by Benjamin Percy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Who says science and religion are incompatible? There's something undeniably creepy about the thought that your smartphone can possess you. A gory cautionary tale."
In Percy's (Thrill Me, 2016, etc.) techno-horror thriller, a small band of misfits must counteract a full-scale demon possession of Portland, Oregon. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN THE RUINS by Walker Percy
Released: May 17, 1971

"It is to be read — and best read more than once."
A fanciful, suggestible, strafingly comic view of man and all his manifestations at a future point in time when "Death is winning. Read full book review >