- Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening
of the American West, by Stephen
E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster).
- Cruel as the Grave, a novel by John
Armistead (Carrol & Graf).
- Confessions of an Accidental Businessman: It Takes a Lifetime to Find
Wisdom , nonfiction by James
A. Autry (Berrett-Koehler)
- Kermit W. Holley, Sr.: The Unsung Hero, by Ben
- Father and Son, a novel by Larry
- Firestorm, a novel by Nevada
- The Book of Yaak, nonfiction by Rick
Bass (Houghton Mifflin).
A Problem of Evidence: How the Prosecution Freed O.J. Simpson, by Joseph
- The Pear Tree That Bloomed in the Fall, by Will
D. Campbell (Providence House).
- Charles Sumner, a biography by David
Herbert Donald (Da Capo Press)
- Have No Fear: The Charles Evers Story, autobiography by Charles
Evers (John Wiley & Sons)
- Talking about William Faulkner: Interviews with Jimmy
Faulkner and Others, by Sally Wolff with Floyd C. Watkins (Louisiana
State University Press).
- The Correspondence of Shelby
Foote and Walker
edited by Jay Tolson (Center for Documentary Studies)
- Tracks, juvenile fiction by David
Galef (William Morrow).
- The Courts of Love: A Novella and Stories, by Ellen
Gilchrist (Little, Brown).
- The Runaway Jury, a novel by John
- Touched, by Carolyn
- A Christmas Kiss, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn
- High Lonesome, short stories by Barry
Hannah (Atlantic Monthly Press).
- Dead Over Heels, by Charlaine
- Shakespeares Landlord, by Charlaine
Harris (St. Martins).
- Clearance, a novel by Thomas
- Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave
Conspiracy , nonfiction by Winthrop
D. Jordan (Louisiana State University Press)
- The Waterborn, a novel by J.
Gregory Keyes (Del Rey).
- The Best Money Murder Could Buy: A Stokes Moran Mystery, a novel
by Neil McGaughey
- Granddaddy's Gift, by Margaree
King Mitchell (Bridgewater Books)
- Sugar Among the Freaks: Selected Stories, by Lewis
- The Seasons of Women: An Anthology, edited by Gloria
Norris (W.W. Norton).
- Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women
on the Frontier, by Linda
Peavy and Ursula Smith (Smithmark).
- Children of the Dark House: Text and Context in Faulkner, by Noel
Polk (University Press of Mississippi).
- Reading Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury, by Stephen M. Ross and
Noel Polk (University
Press of Mississippi).
- A Long Ways from Where I've Been: An African-American's Journey from
the Jim Crow South to Chicago's Gold Coast , nonfiction by Roosevelt
Richards (Noble Press)
- Circling, poems by Paul
- The Wonder Book of the Air, a novel by Cynthia
- In the Country of Hearts: Journeys in the Art of Medicine, essays
by John Stone (Louisiana
State University Press).
- Last Days of the Dog-Men, short stories by Brad
- Fertile Ground, a novel by Charles
Wilson (St. Martin's Press).
For additional titles and more information on the above titles, go to the
Book News title list for 1996.
Beth Henley's play Signature produced in Trenton, N.J., by the Passage Theater Co. (Mill Hill Playhouse).
Beth Henley's play L-Play first produced in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, by the Unicore Theatre Company as part of the Berkshire Theatre Festival.
Richard Ford receives the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel Independence Day.
Premiere of The Chamber, directed by James Foley, based on the novel by John Grisham.
Premiere of A Time to Kill, directed by Joel Schumacher, based on the
novel by John Grisham.
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