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Author: Willie Morris
The final work by one of America's most beloved authors, Taps returns to the stretch of southern delta that Willie Morris made famous with his award-winning classic North Toward Home and the enormously popular tales of his inimitable dog Skip. Morris said he put everything he knew into this novel, and the result is the crow...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780618098590
ISBN-10: 0618098593
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 352
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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[From Publishers Weekly] Stilled by his death in August 1999, the voice of Willie Morris resonated with a particular Southern grace and eloquence. This posthumous novel, by turns poignant, funny, heartwarming and suspenseful, is worthy of comparison to Morris's classic North Toward Home. Set in the Mississippi Delta town of Fisk's Landing and spanning the early months of the Korean War, the narrative chronicles the adventures of 16-year-old Swayze Barksdale, who with his buddy Arch is called upon by hardware store owner and WWII hero Luke Cartwright to play "Taps" at the funeral of the first of the town's soldiers to fall in battle.
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