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North toward Home
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North toward Home

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North toward Home by Willie Morris

Book Description

With his signature style and grace, Willie Morris, arguably one of this country's finest Southern writers, presents us with an unparalleled memoir of a country in transition and a boy coming of age in a period of tumultuous cultural, social, and political change. In North Toward Home , Morris vividly recalls the South of his childhood with all of its cruelty, grace, and foibles intact.He chronicles desegregation and the rise of Lyndon Johnson in Texas in the 50s and 60s, and New York in the 1960s, where he became the controversial editor of Harper's magazine. North Toward Home is the perceptive story of the education of an observant and intelligent young man, and a gifted writer's keen observations of a country in transition. It is, as Walker Percy wrote, "a touching, deeply felt and memorable account of one man's pilgrimage."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375724602
ISBN-10: 0375724605
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 26mm)
Pages: 438
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Always Stand in Against the Curve by Willie Morris Always Stand in Against the Curve, Paperback / softback (December 2016)

The novella, "The Fumble," a sports classic about high school football in the Deep South in 1951 describes an epic game between a small town football team and the omnipotent Central High Tigers. Six autobiographical essays form chapters of a Great American boyhood. Illustrated with 28 photos from h.s. yearbook.

Ghosts of Rowan Oak by Willie Morris Ghosts of Rowan Oak, Paperback / softback (August 2011)

In "the finest evocation of an American boyhood since Mark Twain" (Sunday Times, London), Morris goes beyond "a simple retelling of what has happened to him . . . to explain in large part what was happening in the forties, fifites, and sixties" (New Republic).

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Author Biography - Willie Morris

Willie Morris's last book, My Cat Spit McGee (0-375-50321-8) was published by Random house in Fall 1999.He lived in Jackson, Mississippi, until his death in 1999."

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