NewSouth announces three intriguing new titles for the Spring 2007 season:
Fire Ants is the hilarious new short story collection from award-winning Coasters author Gerald Duff. Publisheré─˘s Weekly has hailed the é─˙wit and subtletyé─¨ in Gerald Duffé─˘s fiction as é─˙simply satisfying as a tall cold one on a hot Gulf Coast afternoon,é─¨ and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazetter said é─˙Gerald Duffé─˘s dialogue is among the best being written, and his sense of the absurd is Portis-like.é─¨ This new collection of short stories features the Ploughshares Cohen Prize-winning story é─˙Fire Ants.é─¨
All Guts, No Glory by NAIA Basketball Coaches’ Hall of Fame inductee Bill Elder tells how Elder and a courageous group of white and black student athletes broke racial barriers at a small college in northeast Alabama in the early 1970s. He shows vividly why he sometimes wondered whether he and his players would live through their experience. Abandoned by their school officials, the players faced constant threats and harassment and occasional violence, but they kept playing and winning games and forging bonds between themselves that lasted long after that first season was over.
The Judge : The Life and Opinions of Alabamaé─˘s Frank M. Johnson, Jr., by veteran journalist Frank Sikora (Hear the Bugles Calling ), remembers Judge Frank Johnson of Mongomery, Alabama, who presided over some of the most emotional hearings and trials of the civil rights movement. The black petition for full freedom began in Montgomery in Johnsoné─˘s courtroom, and it would end in this city, also before Judge Johnson. This book covers many of the notable cases: the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Freedom Rides, school desegregation, the Selma-to-Montgomery march, and the Ku Klux Klan conspiracy case in the night-rider slaying of Viola Liuzzo.
For more information on any of these titles, please email or call NewSouth toll-free at (866) 639-7688.