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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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 >

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SIGNPOSTS IN A STRANGE LAND by Walker Percy
Released: July 17, 1991

"A good book to travel with."
A pungent, revealing collection of lectures, essays, and interviews—some previously published in Harper's, The Georgia Review, etc.—by the late novelist (d. 1990). Read full book review >

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Released: July 7, 1980

"But this is Percy, our cool Dostoevsky, totally at his leisure (as he wasn't in Lancelot), more personal than ever before (the father-son flashbacks are fine)—and, page for page, there's more acute fiction and better prose here than you're likely to find anywhere else in American writing today."
Percy's fifth novel is tightly bound to the theme of his other four: Why is a person nowadays "two percent of himself"? Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1987

"Love in the Ruins held together better, but a continuation of that book's specifically moral and at the same time antic lope is no bad thing at all; Percy fans will find it very agreeable, despite the thinness."
Dr. Thomas More, Feliciana Parish psychiatrist, bad Catholic, boozy and allergic, makes a return in Percy's quasi-sequel to Love in the Ruins (1971)—and though the apocalypse seems just as certain now as it did then, things in this near-future seem somewhat calmer than were the earlier book's race wars. Read full book review >

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REFRESH, REFRESH by Benjamin Percy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Percy does well by his trapped, uncomprehending men, but his endings are messy and inconclusive."
Ten stories about otherwise ordinary lives haunted by violence and death—Percy's second collection, following The Language of Elk (2006). Read full book review >