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Sarah Perry

Biography

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry holds an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University and was publisher of COLUMBIA: A Journal of Literature and Art. She received a writers’ fellowship from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and a Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education.

Photo Credit: © R. K. Oliver

Books by Sarah Perry

by Sarah Perry - Memoir, Nonfiction

When Sarah Perry was 12, she saw a partial eclipse of the sun, an event she took as a sign of good fortune for her and her mother, Crystal. But that brief moment of darkness ultimately foreshadowed a much larger one: two days later, Crystal was murdered in their home, and the killer escaped unseen. It would take the police 12 years to find him, time in which Sarah grew into adulthood, struggling with abandonment, police interrogations, and the effort of rebuilding her life when so much had been lost. Through it all, she would dream of the eventual trial, a conviction --- all her questions finally answered. But after the trial, Sarah’s questions only grew.