Mississippi Books and Writers

June 1996

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

The Bitterweed Path

A Novel by Thomas Hal Phillips

University of North Carolina Press ($16.95, ISBN: 0807845957)

Publication date: June 1996 (Reprint Edition)

Men Working Men Working

A Novel by John Faulkner

University of Georgia Press ($19.95, ISBN: 0820318272)

Publication date: June 1996 (Reprint Edition)

The Runaway Jury The Runaway Jury

A Novel by John Grisham

Doubleday ($26.95, ISBN: 0385472943)

Publication date: June 1996


Ever wonder what happens in the jury room, where lawyers aren't heard and the judge is not welcome? Who controls a jury when the door is locked and the deliberations begin? In John Grisham's newest novel, readers will find out the answers to these questions. For, every jury has a leader—and the verdict belongs to that person.

Yellow Dogs, Hushpuppies, and Bluetick Hounds Yellow Dogs, Hushpuppies, and Bluetick Hounds: The Official Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Quiz Book

By Lisa Howorth with Jennifer Bryant

University of North Carolina Press ($9.95, ISBN: 0807845922)

Publication date: June 1996

Brief Review:

Entertaining, fun, and educational, this quiz book covers every aspect of southern culture from alligators to melungeons to zydeco. More than 800 questions—most drawn from the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture—cover literature, music, entertainment, history, politics, the law, sports, science, medicine, business, industry, and religion.

Fertile Ground Fertile Ground

A Novel by Charles Wilson

St. Martin's (Mass Market Paperback, $5.99, ISBN: 0312958595)

Publication date: June 1996


A team of scientists explore an uncharted region of the Amazon, seeking exotic plants that may yield cures for the diseases afflicting humanity. But their mission goes horribly wrong when the party is attacked by the area’s mysterious natives, and when they learn too late that they've landed in the cauldron of a deadly, unknown virus.

Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

Nonfiction by Stephen E. Ambrose

Ancho (Paperback, $15.95, ISBN: 0385479662)

Publication date: June 1996


On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611 men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode toward the banks of the Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory, where 3,000 Indians stood waiting for battle. The lives of two great warriors would soon be forever linked throughout history: Crazy Horse, leader of the Oglala Sioux, and General George Armstrong Custer. Both were men of aggression and supreme courage. Both became leaders in their societies at very early ages; both were stripped of power, in disgrace, and worked to earn back the respect of their people. And to both of them, the unspoiled grandeur of the Great Plains of North America was an irresistible challenge. Their parallel lives would pave the way, in a manner unknown to either, for an inevitable clash between two nations fighting for possession of the open prairie.

“Movingly told and well written ... a fine contribution, one that will be read with pleasure and admiration by general reader, student and scholar alike. Ambrose has breathed new life into the familiar facts.”

—Library Journal

“An epic and accurate retelling of one of our country’s most tragic periods.”

—Baltimore Sun

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