Barbara A. Baker

Lewis Nordan: Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope

Editor: Barbara A. Baker

Publisher: University of Alabama Press; A Pebble Hill Book

Pages: 204

Price: $25.00 (Paper)

It might better have been titled "An Introduction to Albert Murray," because without doubt Murray, who is still alive at 94 and living in Manhattan, is the most important Alabama writer that few Alabamians know much about.

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Do not be put off by the academic-sounding title. This is a highly readable collection, accessible and of interest to the common reader.