Search Results: "Michael Perry"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SCAVENGERS by Michael Perry
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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COOP by Michael Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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MONTAIGNE IN BARN BOOTS by Michael Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Readers will learn plenty about Montaigne and more about Perry."
The essays of Montaigne spark midlife reflection by the rural Wisconsin-based author. Read full book review >

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TRUCK by Michael Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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THE JESUS COW by Michael Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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THE DESCENT OF MAN by Grayson  Perry
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gender-studies primer that translates academic jargon into conversational argument."
It's a man's world, and we're all the worse for it, according to this concise survey of gender issues and challenges. Read full book review >

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SEVEN DIALS by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Indefatigable Perry forgets a cardinal rule: Even if the fate of nations depends on their characters, novelists first need to make readers care about them as people."
The case seems open and shut. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The parchment that's been so contested, along with two others equally sought, turns out to be something priceless, inspiring, and not at all likely to disturb any readers of this extended greeting card who keep Christmas."
Perry's 14th helping of seasonal warmth and crime (Revenge in a Cold River, 2016, etc.) is more stripped-down and elemental than ever, maybe because its Holy Land setting casts such a spell. Read full book review >

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A DISH TAKEN COLD by Anne Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"20 historical hindsight to make it a dish best gulped in a sitting—or sent back to the kitchen."
The second in Carroll & Graf's series of vest-pocket fiction for publisher Otto Penzler (following Ed McBain's Driving Lessons, p. 838) unfurls an anecdote of condign revenge for the strongest reason of all. Read full book review >