Mississippi Books and Writers

March 1997

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Endangered Species Endangered Species

A Novel by Nevada Barr

Putnam (Hardcover; $22.95, ISBN: 0399142460)

Publication date: March 1997


Park ranger Anna Pigeon investigates the crash of the drug-interdiction plane on an isolated Georgia island in Nevada Barr’s spectacular new mystery. Was it an accident or sabotage that downed the plane, killing both the pilot and his passenger? Pressed into service, it’s up to Anna and her crew to solve the mystery.

The Runaway Jury The Runaway Jury

A Novel by John Grisham

Dell (Paperback Reprint Edition; $7.99, ISBN: 0440221471)

Publication date: March 1997


Millions of dollars are at stake in a huge tobacco-company case in Biloxi, and the jury’s packed with people who have dirty little secrets. A mysterious young man takes subtle control of the jury as the defense watches helplessly, but they soon realize that he in turn is controlled by an even more mysterious young woman. Lives careen off course as they bend everyone in the case to their will.

We Aint What We Was: Civil Rights in the New South

Nonfiction by Frederick M. Wirt

Duke University Press (Hardcover: $49.94, ISBN: 0822319012; Paperback: $16.95, ISBN: 0822318938)

Publication date: March 1997

Coming of Age in Mississippi Coming of Age in Mississippi

Autobiography by Anne Moody

Reprint Edition

Laureleaf (Mass Market Paperback; $6.99, ISBN: 0440314887)

Publication date: March 1997


Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story — the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties — and to have survived with pride and courage intact.

In this now classic autobiography, she details the sights, smells, and suffering of growing up in a racist society and candidily reveals the soul of a black girl who had the courage to challenge it. The result is a touchstone work: an accurate, authoritative portrait of black family life in the rural South and a moving account of a woman’s indomitable heart.

Judgment and Grace in Dixie Judgment and Grace in Dixie: Southern Faiths from Faulkner to Elvis

Nonfiction by Charles Reagan Wilson

University of Georgia Press (Paperback: $14.95, ISBN: 0820319074)

Publication date: March 1997 (Reprint edition)


In the essays collected in Judgment and Grace in Dixie, Charles Reagan Wilson makes a lively appraisal of religion’s influence on such expressions of regional life as literature, music, and folk art, as well as on such public spectacles as football games and beauty pageants. Wilson’s focus is on popular religion — evangelical Protestantism as embraced at the grassroots level, where distinctions between the sacred and secular are blurred and belief in the supernatural remains strong. As he traces the development and meaning of popular religion, Wilson ranges widely across a spiritual landscape rich in accumulations of people, places, events, and artifacts: church fans and Elvis Presley memorabilia, an African-American graveyard in the Mississippi Delta and a 27,000 member Baptist congregation in Dallas, the paintings of Howard Finster and the songs of Hank Williams, the Scopes trial and the death of Bear Bryant.

Great Quotes from Zig Ziglar Great Quotes from Zig Ziglar

By Zig Ziglar

Great Quotes Series

Career Press (Paperback; $7.99, ISBN: 1564142892)

Publication date: March 1997


Zig Ziglar, the master of motivation and inspiration, has helped millions of people achieve their goals. His advice on rising to the top, overcoming barriers, attaining success, and developing an optimistic, healthy attitude, plus much more, is revealed in this invaluable book.

Midnight Prey

By Caroline Burnes (Carolyn Haines)

Harlequin (Paperback, ISBN: 0373224095)

Publication date: March 1997

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