1996 - 1999

1996 Selections

Sweet Mystery — Judith Patterson
The Wonder Book of the Air — Cynthia Shearer
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline — George Saunders
Atticus — Ron Hansen
Edisto Revisited — Padgett Powell
Last Days of the Dog-Men — Brad Watson
Playing the Bones — Louise Redd
Father and Son — Larry Brown
High Lonesome — Barry Hannah
Carolina Moon — Jill McCorkle
Ten Indians — Madison Smartt Bell
Lighning Song — Lewis Nordan (Bonus Selection)

1997 Selections

Love Warps the Mind a Little — John Dufresne
Asylum — Patrick McGrath
The Right Man for the Job — Mike Magnuson
In the Country of Country — Nicholas Dawidoff
The Sharp Teeth of Love — Doris Betts
Cold Mountain — Charles Frazier
Women with Men — Richard Ford
News of the Spirit — Lee Smith
Pretending the Bed is a Raft — Nanci Kincaid
The Magician’s Assistant — Ann Patchett
Bob the Gambler — Frederick Barthelme
All Over but the Shoutin’ — Rick Bragg
On the Occassion of My Last Afternoon — Kaye Gibbons
Midnight Magic — Bobbie Ann Mason (Bonus Selection)

1998 Selections

Truman Capote — George Plimpton
Jack Maggs — Peter Carey
The Deep Green Sea — Robert Olen Butler
Damascus Gate — Robert Stone
Be Sweet — Roy Blount, Jr.
Where the Sea Used to Be — Rick Bass
Tomato Red — Daniel Woodrell
Plain and Normal — James Wilcox
Where Angels Rest — Donald Harington
Truth: Four Stories I Am Finally Old Enough to Tell — Ellen Douglas
The Road Home — Jim Harrison
Tomcat in Love — Tim O’Brien
Evening — Susan Minot (Bonus Selection)

1999 Selections

The Law of Similars — Chris Bohjalian
Heavy Water and Other Stories — Martin Amis
A Prayer for the Dying — Stewart O’Nan
Lamb in Love — Carrie Brown
Clear Springs: A Memoir — Bobbie Ann Mason
Elegy for the Southern Drawl — Rodney Jones
Poachers — Tom Franklin
Mother of Pearl — Melinda Haynes
Oxygen Man — Steve Yarbrough
Welding With Children — Tim Gautreaux
The Long Home — William Gay
Plainsong — Kent Haruf
’Tis — Frank McCourt (Bonus Selection)