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1994

[Books] Publications:
  • D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster).
  • A Legacy of Vengeance, a novel by John Armistead (Carrol & Graf).
  • Life and Work: A Manager's Search for Meaning, nonfiction by James A. Autry (Morrow).
  • A Superior Death, a novel by Nevada Barr (Putnam).
  • Platte River, stories by Rick Bass (Houghton Mifflin).
  • Novels, 1942-1954: Go Down, Moses, Intruder in the Dust, Requiem for a Nun, A Fable, by William Faulkner, edited by Joseph Blotner (Library of America).
  • Anabasis: A Journey to the Interior, by Ellen Gilchrist (UP of Mississippi).
  • Starcarbon, by Ellen Gilchrist (Little, Brown).
  • The Chamber, fiction by John Grisham (Doubleday).
  • Summer of the Redeemers, by Carolyn Haines (Dutton).
  • Cutting Edge, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn Haines) (Harlequin).
  • Hoodwinked, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn Haines) (Harlequin).
  • Shades of Familiar, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn Haines) (Harlequin).
  • Familiar Remedy, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn Haines) (Harlequin).
  • "No Such Thing as Was": William Faulkner and Southern History, by Robert W. Hamblin (Center for Faulkner Studies).
  • Three Bedrooms, One Corpse, by Charlaine Harris (Scribner).
  • The Insiders' Guide to Mississippi, by Sylvia Higginbotham (Gulf Publishing Inc.).
  • Lives of Promise, Lives of Pain: Young Mothers after New Chance, by Joyce A. Ladner et al. (Manpower).
  • Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker, by John F. Marszalek (Collier).
  • Otherwise Known as Murder, a mystery novel by Neil McGaughey (Scribner).
  • Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement: Life on the Home Frontier, by Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith (University of Oklahoma Press).
  • Eudora Welty: A Bibliography of Her Work, by Noel Polk (University Press of Mississippi).
  • When First We Deceive, a novel by Charles Wilson (Carroll & Graf).
  • Over the Top, by Zig Ziglar.

[Stage Play] Beth Henley's play Abundance produced at the Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C.

[Award] Nevada Barr receives the Agatha Award and the Anthony Award for best novel of 1993 for Track of the Cat.

[Award] William Raspberry receives the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary.

[Film] Premiere of The Client, directed by Joel Schumacher, based on the novel by John Grisham.

[News] February 5: A jury in Hinds County, Mississippi, convicted Byron de la Beckwith for the 1963 murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. This was the Beckwith’s third trial; the first two in the 1960s ended in hung juries.

[News] August: Novelist John Grisham becomes publisher and part-owner of The Oxford American.
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