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1998

[Books] Publications:
  • The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys—The Men of World War II, by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster).
  • Lewis & Clark: Voyage of Discovery, by Stephen E. Ambrose (National Geographic Society).
  • A Homecoming for Murder, by John Armistead (Dell).
  • Real Power: Lessons for Business from the Tao Te Ching, nonfiction by James A. Autry (Putnam).
  • Where the Sea Used to Be, a novel by Rick Bass (Houghton Mifflin).
  • The New Wolves: The Return of the Mexican Wolf to the American Southwest, by Rick Bass (Lyons Press).
  • Art in Mississippi, 1720-1980, by Patti Carr Black (University Press of Mississippi).
  • Bluebirds Always Come on Sunday, by Will D. Campbell (Providence House).
  • Shugah and Doops, by Will D. Campbell (Providence House).
  • Next to Last Chance, by Louisa Dixon (Genesis Press).
  • Truth: Four Stories I Am Finally Old Enough to Tell, by Ellen Douglas (Algonquin).
  • Second Thoughts: A Focus on Rereading, edited by David Galef (Wayne State University Press).
  • Turning Japanese, by David Galef (Permanent Press).
  • Flights of Angels: Stories, by Ellen Gilchrist (Little, Brown).
  • Jackson: The Good Life, by Walt Grayson (Towery).
  • The Street Lawyer, fiction by John Grisham (Doubleday).
  • Remember Me, Cowboy, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn Haines) (Harlequin).
  • Familiar Fire, by Caroline Burnes (Carolyn Haines) (Harlequin).
  • Shakespeare’s Christmas, by Charlaine Harris (St. Martin’s).
  • Man, Nature and the Infinite: Random Thoughts and Impressions from the Journals, Interviews, Letters, Speeches, and Notebooks of Jay Higginbotham, 1961-1997, by Jay Higginbotham (Lighthouse Books).
  • Newton’s Cannon, a novel by J. Gregory Keyes (Del Rey).
  • Auqustus Baldwin Longstreet's 'Georgia Scenes' Completed, by Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, edited by David Rachels (University of Georgia Press).
  • Uncle Jed's Barbershop , by Margaree King Mitchell (Aladdin).
  • Landscapes of the Heart: A Memoir, by Elizabeth Spencer (Random House).
  • The Last Gentleman, by Walker Percy (Modern Library).
  • Have No Fear: The Charles Evers Story, by Charles Evers (John Wiley & Sons).
  • The Ghosts of Medgar Evers: A Tale of Race, Murder, Mississippi, and Hollywood , by Willie Morris (Random House).
  • A Corpse by Any Other Name: A Stokes Moran Mystery , by Neil McGaughey (Scribner).
  • So There You Are: The Selected Prose of Glenn Brown, Journalist, by Glenn Brown, edited by Paul Ruffin (Texas Review Press).
  • Where Water Begins: New Poems and Prose, by John Stone (Louisiana State University Press).
  • Beach Walks, by George Thatcher (Quail Ridge Press).
  • African American Inventors, by Otha Richard Sullivan (Wiley).
  • Eudora Welty: Complete Novels, by Eudora Welty, edited by Richard Ford and Michael Kreyling (Library of America).
  • Eudora Welty: Stories, Essays, and Memoir, by Eudora Welty, edited by Richard Ford and Michael Kreyling (Library of America).
  • Safari West: Poems, by John Alfred Williams (Hochelago).
  • Not About Nightingales, by Tennessee Williams, edited by Allean Hale (New Directions).
  • Religion and the American Civil War, edited by Randall M. Miller, Harry S. Stout, and Charles Reagan Wilson (Oxford University Press).
  • The New Regionalism: Essays and Commentaries, edited by Charles Reagan Wilson (University Press of Mississippi).
  • Black Boy and Native Son, by Richard Wright, (reprint editions by Harperperennial Library).
  • Haiku: This Other World, by Richard Wright, edited by Yoshinobu Hakatuni and Robert L. Tener (Arcade).
  • Veneer: Stories, by Steve Yarbrough (University of Missouri Press).
  • Breaking Through to the Next Level, by Zig Ziglar (Honor Books).
  • Confessions of a Grieving Christian, by Zig Ziglar (Thomas Nelson).
  • What I Learned on the Way to the Top, by Zig Ziglar (Honor Books).
  • Ain’t No Spring Chicken: Selected Poems, by Ahmos Zu-Bolton II (Voice Foundation).
    For additional titles and more information on the above titles, go to the Book News title list for 1998.

[Stage Play] October 15: Impossible Marriage, by Beth Henley, opens on Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre in New York, starring Holly Hunter and directed by Stephen Wadsworth.

[Film] Premiere of The Gingerbread Man, directed by Robert Altman, story by John Grisham.

[Film] Premiere of Come West with Me, directed by Marleen Gorris, screenplay by Beth Henley based on her play Abundance.

[Death] June 18: Frank Trippett dies.

[Death] August 24: Jerry Clower dies following heart bypass surgery in Jackson, Mississippi.

[Death] November 30: Margaret Walker Alexander dies of cancer in Chicago.
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