Mississippi Books and Writers

March 1998

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A Corpse by Any Other Name: A Stokes Moran Mystery

Fiction by Neil McGaughey

Scribner (Hardcover; $22.00; ISBN: 0684197626 )

Publication date: March 1998


As Kyle Malachi prepares for impending fatherhood, his growing alienation toward his better known alter ego Stokes Moran leads him into a rash act—he decides to kill off his fictitious rival. Everything seems fine until an actual corpse turns up with Stokes Moran’s identity. And Kyle—to keep himself out of jail for a crime he didn’t commit—must put a name to the corpse.

A name other than Stokes Moran. Any other name.

Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War

A Novel by Howard Bahr

Henry Holt (Paperback, $12.00, ISBN: 0805054456)

Publication date: March 1998


One of the most riveting Civil War novels since Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels, this powerful book tells the story of a young Confederate rifleman who comes under the care of a young Southern woman who, even in the midst of battle and defeat, manages to find ways to express her love. Kirkus Reviews calls Bahr’s book “an impressive debut with a haunting tale of a brief but bloody encounter on the road to Nashville…. A bleakly effective and economical account of men and women caught up in a bestial conflict.”

Listening to the Voices: Stories from the Flannery O’Connor Award

Edited by Charles East

University of Georgia Press (Paperback, $15.95, ISBN: 0820319945)

Publication date: March 1998

Blind Descent Blind Descent

A Novel by Nevada Barr

Putnam (Hardcover, $22.95, ISBN: 0399143718)

Publication date: March 1998


In Barr’s gripping new novel, park ranger Anna Pigeon faces personal demons as well as life-threatening dangers in an untamed underground wilderness. When a fellow ranger is injured in a caving accident, Anna swallows her paralyzing fear of small spaces and descends into Lechuguilla Cavern to help a friend in need.

The Glass Menagerie

A Play by Tennessee Williams

Buccaneer Books (Hardcover, ISBN: 1568496389)

Publication date: March 1998 (Reprint Edition)

Ornate with Smoke Ornate with Smoke

Poems by Sterling Plumpp

Third World Press (Paperback, $12.95, ISBN: 0883781980)

Publication date: March 1998

The Beginning The Beginning

By Patrick D. Smith
Reprint Edition (Originally published 1967)

Pineapple Press (Hardcover, $17.95, ISBN: 1561641529)

Publication date: March 1998


Just as the blacks and whites of a small Southern town think they’re moving toward racial equality, civil rights workers arrive and violence erupts. Patrick D. Smith, award-winning author, wrote The Beginning in the 1960s at the height of the Civil Rights movement. He offered an inside perspective on its effect on the people, both black and white, caught in the upheaval of the changing South. Thirty years have passed and it is time to bring this novel back to a new generation of readers to reassess the times and the decisions of those who lived through them.

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