- 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
- Best Wine Buys for $10 Or Less: A Guide for the Frugal Connaisseur Featuring
Wines from around the World, by Barbara
- M Is for Mississippi: An Irreverent Guide to the Magnolia State,
humor by Jim Fraiser
- The Firm, fiction by John
- The Jaguars Eye, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn
- 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
- 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.
Beth Henley's play Crimes of the Heart produced in Denver at the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center.
Thomas Harris' novel The Silence of the Lambs adapted for film by director Jonathan Demme (Orion).
Richard Ford receives an award from the Echoing Green Foundation.
Martha Lacy Hall receives an O. Henry Award for her short story "The Apple-Green Triumph."
Etheridge Knight dies.
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