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[Books] Publications:
  • Nixon: The Ruin and Recovery of a Politician, 1973-1990, by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster).
  • Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership, nonfiction by James A. Autry (Morrow).
  • Winter: Notes from Montana, nonfiction by Rick Bass (Houghton Mifflin).
  • Joe, a novel by Larry Brown (Algonquin).
  • Best Wine Buys for $10 Or Less: A Guide for the Frugal Connaisseur Featuring Wines from around the World, by Barbara Ensrud (Villard).
  • M Is for Mississippi: An Irreverent Guide to the Magnolia State, humor by Jim Fraiser (Persimmon Press).
  • The Firm, fiction by John Grisham (Doubleday).
  • The Jaguar’s Eye, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn Haines) (Harlequin).
  • Never Die, a novel by Barry Hannah (Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence).
  • Abundance, a play by Beth Henley (Dramatists Play Service).
  • The Debutante Ball, a play by Beth Henley (University Press of Mississippi).
  • Adolescence and Black Poverty: Challenge for the 1990s, edited by Joyce A. Ladner and Peter B. Edelman (Center for National Policy Press).
  • Music of the Swamp, a novel by Lewis Nordan (Algonquin).
  • Signposts in a Strange Land, nonfiction by Walker Percy, edited by Patrick Samway (Farrar, Straus).
  • Looking Backward at Us,by William Raspberry (UP of Mississippi).
  • Images of Texas in the Nation, edited by Terry D. Bilhartz and Paul Ruffin (Sam Houston State University Press)
  • On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays, edited by John Stone (Simon & Schuster).
  • Selected Works of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, edited by Trudier Harris (Oxford University Press).
  • If I Stop I'll Die: The Comedy and Tragedy of Richard Pryor, by John Alfred Williams and Dennis A. Williams (Thunder's Mouth).
  • Mississippi, the State, photographs by Clyde H. Smith, text by Charles Reagan Wilson (Fort Church Publishers).
  • Religion, edited by Charles Reagan Wilson (Gordon and Breach).
  • Ziglar on Selling: The Ultimate Guidebook for the Complete Sales Professional, by Zig Ziglar.

[Stage Play] Beth Henley's play Crimes of the Heart produced in Denver at the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center.

[Film] Thomas Harris' novel The Silence of the Lambs adapted for film by director Jonathan Demme (Orion).

[Award] Richard Ford receives an award from the Echoing Green Foundation.

[Award] Martha Lacy Hall receives an O. Henry Award for her short story "The Apple-Green Triumph."

[Death] March 10: Etheridge Knight dies.
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