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[Books] Publications:
  • Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869, by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster).
  • The $66 Summer, juvenile fiction by John Armistead (Milkweed Editions).
  • The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War, by Howard Bahr (Henry Holt).
  • Deep South, a novel by Nevada Barr (Putnam).
  • The Law of Averages: New and Selected Stories, by Frederick Barthelme (Counterpoint Press).
  • Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had, by Rick Bass (Houghton Mifflin).
  • A Sherwood Bonner Sampler, 1869-1884: What a Bright, Educated, Witty, Lively, Snappy Young Woman Can Say on a Variety of Topics, by Sherwood Bonner (University of Tennessee Press).
  • Fay, a novel by Larry Brown (Algonquin).
  • Even a Stone Buddha Can Talk: The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs, by David Galef (Tuttle).
  • Mississippi River Country Tales: A Celebration of 500 Years of Deep South History, by Jim Fraiser (Pelican).
  • For Love of the Game: The Holy Wars of Millsaps College & Mississippi College Football, by Jim Fraiser (Mississippi Sports Council).
  • The Cabal and Other Stories, by Ellen Gilchrist (Little, Brown).
  • Collected Stories, by Ellen Gilchrist (Little, Brown).
  • The Brethren, by John Grisham (Doubleday).
  • A Painted House, by John Grisham (Oxford American).
  • Buried Bones, by Carolyn Haines (Bantam).
  • Texas Midnight, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn Haines) (Harlequin).
  • Familiar Obsession, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn Haines) (Harlequin).
  • Shakespeare’s Trollop, by Charlaine Harris (St. Martin’s).
  • Collected Plays: Volume I, 1980-1989 and Collected Plays: Volume II, 1990-1999, by Beth Henley (Smith & Kraus).
  • Mauvila, by Jay Higginbotham (A. B. Bahr/Factor).
  • 24 Hours, by Greg Iles (Putnam).
  • Empire of Unreason, a novel by J. Gregory Keyes (Del Rey).
  • The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, and Sex in Andrew Jackson’s White House, by John F. Marszalek (Louisiana State University Press).
  • My Mississippi, by Willie Morris (University Press of Mississippi).
  • Boy with Loaded Gun: A Memoir, by Lewis Nordan (Algonquin Books).
  • The Last Ride, by Glen “Pee Wee” Mercer with Patrick D. Smith (Sea Bird Publishing).
  • Beach Walks II, by George Thatcher (Quail Ridge Press).
  • Hyming & Hawing About America: A Few Symbol-Minded Essays, by Frank Trippett (Xlibris).
  • Game Plan, by Charles Wilson (St. Martin's).
    For additional titles and more information on the above titles, go to the Book News title list for 2000.

[Award] Edward Cohen is awarded the Nonfiction Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and the Mississippi Authors Award for Nonfiction by the Mississippi Library Association for The Peddler’s Grandson: Growing Up Jewish in Mississippi.

[Stage Play] April 10: A new play by Beth Henley, Family Week, opens at the Off-Broadway Century Theatre for the Performing Arts in New York, starring Angelina Phillips, Rose Gregorio, and Carol Kane, and directed by Ulu Grosbard. It closes on April 16 after being savaged by critics.

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