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Critical Praise

"Poignant, funny, heartwarming and suspenseful...a deeply affecting swan song by one of America's most beloved writers."

——Publisher's Weekly

"Pure quadruple-distilled Willie Morris...[and] quite magical... Morris paints a full and vivid and moving picture of what it was like to be sixteen in the Delta in the 1950s."

——Memphis Commercial Appeal

"Engaging...endearing..charming and old fashioned...Taps is a good reminder of what we have lost with Willie Morris's passing."

——The Washington Post

"Willie Morris's great novel, his summation...Taps is a triumph throughout with some of his finest prose. From the very first lines, his hard-earned craftsmanship is evident...a work of art, Taps was written to last."

——The Los Angeles Times