Book Reviews of Taps

Author: Willie Morris
ISBN-13: 9780618219025
ISBN-10: 0618219021
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 340
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Mariner Books
Book Type: 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.