Search - List of Books by Lewis Nordan

Lewis Nordan (born August 23, 1939 in Forest, Mississippi) grew up in Itta Bena, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1983, at age forty-five, Nordan published his first collection of stories, Welcome to the Arrow-Catcher Fair. The collection established him as a writer in the grotesque Southern tradition of William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, and Flannery O'Connor. It also established a place for Nordan’s fiction, the fictional Arrow Catcher, Mississippi, a small town in the Mississippi Delta based loosely on Nordan’s hometown of Itta Bena.

After the short-story collection The All-Girl Football Team (1986) followed Music of the Swamp (1991), a novel/short-story cycle featuring Nordan's spiritual alter ego, the young Sugar Mecklin, as the protagonist. The book features aspects of magic realism that would become one of Nordan's trademarks, along with a peculiar mix of the tragic and the hilarious.

Wolf Whistle (1993), Nordan's second novel, was both a critical and public success. It won the Southern Book Award and gained him a wider audience. The book deals with one of the most notorious racial subjects in recent Southern history: the murder of Emmett Till.

The novel The Sharpshooter Blues (1995) is a lyrical meditation on America's gun culture, as well as another portrait of the grotesque lives in Itta Bena. With the coming-of-age novel Lightning Song (1997), Nordan moved from Itta Bena to the hill country of Mississippi. The novel still features Nordan's magic Mississippi realism, complete with singing llamas and poetic lightning strikes.

In 2000, Nordan published a "fictional memoir," Boy With Loaded Gun.

Before retiring in 2005, Lewis Nordan lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he taught Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Total Books: 19
Wolf Whistle
2008 - Wolf Whistle (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435242234
ISBN-10: 1435242238
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Wolf Whistle
2003 - Wolf Whistle (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781565121102
ISBN-10: 1565121104
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 13

Wolf Whistle
2001 - Wolf Whistle (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613367547
ISBN-10: 0613367545
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Boy with Loaded Gun A Memoir
2000 - Boy with Loaded Gun a Memoir (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781565121997
ISBN-10: 1565121996
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 9

Lightning Song
1999 - Lightning Song (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780792722830
ISBN-10: 0792722833
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lightning Song
1998 - Lightning Song (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781565122208
ISBN-10: 1565122208
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 5

The Sharpshooter Blues
1997 - The Sharpshooter Blues [Front Porch Paperbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781565121829
ISBN-10: 1565121821
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3

Lightning Song
1997 - Lightning Song (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781565120846
ISBN-10: 1565120841
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Sugar Among the Freaks
1996 - Sugar Among the Freaks [Front Porch Paperbacks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565121317
ISBN-10: 1565121317
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 5

The Sharpshooter Blues
1995 - The Sharpshooter Blues (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781565120839
ISBN-10: 1565120833
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 5

Wolf Whistle
1993 - Wolf Whistle (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781565120280
ISBN-10: 1565120280
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 4

Music of the Swamp
1992 - Music of the Swamp (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781565120167
ISBN-10: 1565120167
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 8

Music of the Swamp
1991 - Music of the Swamp (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780945575764
ISBN-10: 0945575769
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Welcome to the Arrow-Catcher Fair
1989 - Welcome to the Arrow-catcher Fair (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679721642
ISBN-10: 0679721649
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The All-Girl Football Team
1989 - The All-girl Football Team [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394757018
ISBN-10: 0394757017
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 3

The All-Girl Football Team
1986 - The All-girl Football Team (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780807113417
ISBN-10: 0807113417
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Welcome to the Arrow-Catcher Fair
1983 - Welcome to the Arrow-catcher Fair (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780807111246
ISBN-10: 0807111244
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The All-Girl Football Team Stories
The All-girl Football Team Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807113424
ISBN-10: 0807113425
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