Perry's debut novel, Stigmata (1998), received international attention in the United States and Europe. It follows the journey of a young woman, Lizzie, pursuing the story behind a handmade quilt she has inherited on the death of her grandmother. A Sunday in June (2003) is a prequel to Stigmata.
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