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[Books] Publications:
  • On Being Female, Black, and Free: Essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992, nonfiction by Margaret Walker Alexander (University of Tennessee Press).
  • Americans at War, by Stephen E. Ambrose (University Press of Mississippi).
  • Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster).
  • Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War, by Howard Bahr (Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America).
  • Endangered Species, a novel by Nevada Barr (Putnam).
  • Bob the Gambler, a novel by Frederick Barthelme (Houghton Mifflin).
  • The Skies, the Stars, the Wilderness, fiction by Rick Bass (Houghton Mifflin).
  • Like unto Like, by Sherwood Bonner (University of South Carolina Press).
  • And Also With You: Duncan Gray and the American Dilemma, nonfiction by Will D. Campbell (Providence House).
  • A Redneck Night Before Christmas, by David Davis (Pelican).
  • Margaret Cape: A Novel, by Wylene Dunbar (Harcourt Brace).
  • Women With Men: Three Stories, by Richard Ford (Knopf).
  • Shadow Seed, a novel by Jim Fraiser (Black Belt Press).
  • Sarah Conley, by Ellen Gilchrist (Little, Brown).
  • The Partner, a novel by John Grisham (Doubleday).
  • Midnight Prey, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn Haines) (Harlequin).
  • Familiar Heart, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn Haines) (Harlequin).
  • Shakespeare’s Champion, by Charlaine Harris (St. Martin’s).
  • The Debutante Ball, a play by Beth Henley (Dramatists Play Service).
  • Mortal Fear, by Greg Iles (Dutton).
  • Body Parts: A Story Collection, by Jere Hoar (University Press of Mississippi).
  • From the Mississippi Delta: A Memoir, nonfiction by Endesha Ida Mae Holland (Simon & Schuster).
  • Mortal Fear, a novel by Greg Iles (Dutton).
  • And All These Roads Be Luminous: Selected Poems 1969-1993 , by Angela Jackson (Triquarterly Books).
  • The Blackgod, a novel by J. Gregory Keyes (Del Rey).
  • Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the Conference on Ethics, Higher Education, and Social Responsibility, edited by Joyce A. Ladner and Segun Gbadegesin (Howard University Press).
  • American Political History: Essays on the State of the Discipline, edited by John F. Marszalek and Wilson D. Miscamble (University of Notre Dame Press).
  • A Corpse by Any Other Name: A Stokes Moran Mystery, a novel by Neil McGaughey (Scribner).
  • Granddaddy’s Gift, juvenile fiction by Margaree King Mitchell (Bridgewater Books).
  • Lightning Song, a novel by Lewis Nordan (Algonquin).
  • Outside the Southern Myth, nonfiction by Noel Polk (University Press of Mississippi).
  • A Goyen Companion: Appreciations of a Writer’s Writer, edited by Brooke Horvath, Irving Malin, and Paul Ruffin (University of Texas Press).
  • Open Field, Understory, poems by James L. Seay (Louisiana State University Press).
  • Watching Our Crops Come In, nonfiction by Clifton L. Taulbert (Viking).
  • Eight Habits of the Heart: The Timeless Values That Build Strong Communities, by Clifton L. Taulbert (Viking).
  • The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy, edited by Jay Tolson (Norton).
  • Extinct, a novel by Charles Wilson (St. Martin’s Press).
  • Great Quotes from Zig Ziglar, by Zig Ziglar (Career Press).
  • Over the Top, nonfiction by Zig Ziglar (Thomas Nelson).
  • Zig Ziglar’s Little Instruction Book: Inspiration and Wisdom from America’s Top Motivator , nonfiction by Zig Ziglar (Honor Books).
    For additional titles and more information on the above titles, go to the Book News title list for 1997.

[News] November 9: Professor William R. Ferris was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

[Film] November 21: The Rainmaker, a film directed by Francis Coppola and based on the novel by John Grisham, premiered in the United States.

[Death] April 4: Poet Otis Williams, director of the Nyumburu Cultural Center at the University of Maryland, died suddenly in College Park, Maryland, at the age of 57.
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