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Mississippi Books and Writers

May 1996

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Death at Midnight: The Confession of an Executioner

By Donald A. Cabana

Northeastern University Press ($24.95, ISBN: 1555532640)

Publication date: May 1996

Description:

Cabana, a former warden in Massachusetts, Florida, and Mississippi, gives a powerful narrative account of the realities of capital punishment from the beginning of his 25 year career in corrections and culminating with his involvement in the executions of Edward Earl Johnson and Connie Ray Evans. He describes in vivid detail the last two weeks of the latter’s life, the secretive world of executions, and his own personal conversion to an anti-death penalty ethic. Cabana currently teaches criminal justice at the University of Southern Mississippi. No bibliography.
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John Perkins

Juvenile Nonfiction by Terry Whalin

Today’s Heroes Series

Zondervan Publishing House ($4.99, ISBN: 0310202086)

Publication date: May 1996

Description:

John Perkins was raised a victim of oppression and racial prejudice in rural Mississippi. But he chose to exercise forgiveness and reconciliation toward those who oppressed him. Today, he is the head of Voice of Calvary ministries. John Perkins is a model of courage and persistence in the face of adversity, and preteen readers will be inspired by his story.

One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression: A Snapshot Album

Nonfiction by Eudora Welty and William Maxwell

University Press of Mississippi ($27.50, ISBN: 0878058664)

Publication date: May 1996 (Reprint Edition)

Description:

Throughout her writing career Eudora Welty’s camera was a close companion. She is among the very few authors who are acclaimed for their work in both literature and photography. The 100 duotone pictures in this volume are selections from the many she took during the Great Depression as she traveled in her home state of Mississippi while she was working for the WPA.

Sugar Among the Freaks: Selected Stories

Stories by Lewis Nordan

Algonquin Books ($10.95, ISBN: 1565121317)

Publication date: May 1996

Description:

This collection of short fiction by the award-winning author of Wolf Whistle is taken from his two previous anthologies Welcome to the Arrow-Catcher Fair and The All-Girl Football Team. All 15 tales demonstrate how Nordan, from the very start of his career, has reached into his prodigiously rich stores of imagination and memory to create the people and events of his mythical town of Arrow Catcher, Mississippi.

Walt Whitman in Hell: Poems

By T.R. Hummer

Louisiana State University Press (Paperback, $12.95, ISBN: 0807120618)

Publication date: May 1996



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