Books Sarah Perry Books by Sarah Perry Sarah Perry has written books about: Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Sarah Perry NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Melmoth' Bears Witness To Our Worst, Loneliest Moments October 18, 2018 Sarah Perry's new novel isn't subtle — it's full of ominous birds, guttering candles and mysterious figures in gloomy windows. But there's something satisfying about its emotional flamboyance. NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Confronting The Possibility Of Monsters In 'The Essex Serpent' June 14, 2017 The clash between science and religious belief lies at the heart of Sarah Perry's new novel, set in a marshy, windswept English town menaced by a serpentine monster that may or may not truly exist. Confronting The Possibility Of Monsters In 'The Essex Serpent' Listen · 7:59 7:59 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/532818864/532969139" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'The Essex Serpent' Spreads Its Wings June 10, 2017 Sarah Perry's historical novel is gloriously alive, teeming with bugs, moss and marsh, unconventional spirits and a darker undercurrent of fear about a legendary monster haunting the Essex coast.