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Janet Peery

Janet Peery’s books include Alligator Dance (stories), What the Thunder Said (a novella and stories), and her first novel The River Beyond the World, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has received numerous honors for her fiction including the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Whiting Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. She lives in Cape Charles, Virginia.

National Book Awards Finalist

Janet Peery

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The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs
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The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs

Janet Peery
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press

Janet Peery’s first novel, The River Beyond the World, was a National Book Award finalist in 1996. Acclaimed for her gorgeous writing and clear-eyed gaze into the hearts of people, Peery...

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What the Thunder Said
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What the Thunder Said

Janet Peery
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press

What the Thunder Said is the 2008 winner of the WILLA Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction.

In the Dust Bowl of 1930s Oklahoma, a family comes apart, as sisters Mackie and Etta Spoon keep...

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Alligator Dance
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Alligator Dance

Janet Peery
Picador
Picador

With the same piercing vision that distinguishes her novel The River Beyond The World, Janet Peery unveils a stunning collection of stories. Settled mostly in the American Southwest, her characters-men...

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The River Beyond the World
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The River Beyond the World

Janet Peery
Picador
Picador

A National Book Award Finalist for Fiction

Set in the Texas/Mexico border country in the years from 1944 to the present, The River Beyond the World is the story of two women on...

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