Search Results: "Michael Perry"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WAS IT A RAT I SAW? by Sue Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 1992

"Goodness knows why."
First novel in which the identity of a brutal academic murderer lies locked in the surgically separated cerebral hemispheres of a rock musician. Read full book review >

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A DANGEROUS MOURNING by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Repetitive emphasis on women's sorry lot in Victorian England is a minor irritant in what is nevertheless a richly textured, masterfully plotted, thoroughly enjoyable story."
Perry's Victorian era Police Inspector William Monk (The Face of a Stranger, etc.) plays second fiddle here to Hester Latterly, the plain, outspoken nurse whose experiences in the Crimea bloodbath have hardened her against the hypocrisies of London society. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS GARLAND by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A novel approach to an oft-explored subject, this tale will delight Perry's fans and bring her new ones."
Perennial best-selling author Perry (A Sunless Sea, 2012, etc.) once again shows why her work resonates with readers in this short Christmas story that doesn't rely on all of the usual yuletide tricks to make it sing. Read full book review >