Library

Touched By All Creatures

Creative nonfiction for young adult and adult readers

New Horizon Press, April 1999

Reminiscent of James Herriot's tales of creatures great and small, Gay Balliet's story recalls her and her veterinarian husband's experiences tending the health of strange and delightful barn animals, buffaloes, birds, burros, and other friendly beasts. more...


Lowell: The True Story of an Existential Pig

Creative nonfiction for young adult and adult readers

New Horizon Press, June 2000

From Babe to Animal Farm to Charlotte's Web, literature is filled with the escapades of clever pigs. But those fictional swine have nothing on Lowell, the sensitive, brave, and intelligent real-life pet of author Gay L. Balliet. more...


Lions & Tigers & Mares... Oh, My!

Creative nonfiction for young adult and adult readers

White glove Press, 2015

Monkeys, muntjac, and mules are only a few of the animals riding the veterinary carousel of life in Gay Balliet's Lions & Tigers and Mares -- Oh, My! a sequel to Touched By All Creatures. more...


There's a Bear in the Basement

Creative nonfiction for young adult and adult readers

White glove Press, 2015

Accompany a country veterinarian and his wife on his daily rounds, and you will encounter everything from life-threatening situations to moments of absolute hilarity. There's a Bear in the Basement continues the veterinary tales begun by Touched by All Creatures: Doctoring Animals in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country (New Horizon Press, April 1999) in which Gay Balliet-Perkins describes the many adventures-and misadventures- tending the health of large and exotic animals from horses and pot-bellied pigs, llamas, and goats to dogs, cats, and exotic wildlife species. more...


Henry Miller and Surrealist Metaphor: "Riding the Ovarian Trolley"

Academic book

Peter Lang Publishing Co., NYC 1996

A handbook for surrealism, this book explores the origins and characteristics of French 20th Century surrealist aesthetics both in literary and fine art. As an aficionado of surrealism, Henry Miller employs metaphor to reflect "alchemical experimentation." His surreal imagery depicts the entropy of our time. Miller offers salvation through immersion in the elemental, primal, and sexual.