What the Thunder Said: A Novella and Stories

Janet Peery’s work is reminiscent of Marilynne Robinson’s: intimate studies rich in character, spare in incident, powerfully rendered in plain speech and deceptively simple sentences. Like Robinson’s, Peery’s published output is small—not for want of talent but because she fiercely attends to elements of craft, like a cabinetmaker fussing over dovetail joinery that few may ever notice.


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