Mississippi Books and Writers

February 1996

Note: Prices listed below reflect the publisher's suggested list price. They are subject to change without notice.

For Us, the Living

Nonfiction by Myrlie Evers, William Peters, and Willie Morris (Introduction and Contributor)

University Press of Mississippi (Hardcover, $45.00, ISBN: 0878058400; Paperback, $16.95, ISBN: 0878058419)

Publication date: February 1996

A Handmade WildernessA Handmade Wilderness

Nonfiction by Donald G. Schueler

Houghton Mifflin ($21.95, ISBN: 039568997X)

Publication date: February 1996


A different sort of back-to-the-land story—as inspiring as Living the Good Life and as entertaining as All Creatures Great and Small—this book, the adventures of two unlikely heroes who spent 25 years restoring the least worst land in Mississippi, will enthrall anyone who has ever dreamed of owning a place in the country.


Juvenile Nonfiction by Kathleen Thompson

Portrait of America Series

Raintree/Steck Vaughn ($22.83, ISBN: 0811473449)

Publication date: February 1996 (Revised Edition)

Mississippi: An American JourneyMississippi: An American Journey

Nonfiction by Anthony Walton

Knopf ($24.00, ISBN: 0679446001)

Publication date: February 1996


Summoning the full expanse of its rich and tragic history—from the subjugation of the Natchez empire to the Civil War, from the Ku Klux Klan to Civil Rights—and a huge roster of martyrs, bigots, writers, bluesmen, planters, and sharecroppers, black and white alike, Walton reveals both the Mississippi that was and the complex racial realities of the present day.

The Wonder Book of the AirThe Wonder Book of the Air

A Novel by Cynthia Shearer

Pantheon ($24.00, ISBN: 067943982X)

Publication date: February 1996


The fractured lives of three generations of a Southern family unfold in this lyrical and piercing debut novel. As a young man, Harrison Durrance comes into his own during World War II, but when the war ends, he loses his bearings. His notions of the world begins to fail him and he, in turn, begins to fail himself and the people he claims to love.

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