Speer Morgan

Biography

Born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Speer Morgan is the author of five books. His first novel, published in 1979, was set in Arkansas and the Indian Territory during the late 1800s. Among his other four novels, three have been set in Arkansas and Oklahoma - one in 1894, another in 1934, and another in the 1980s."The Whipping Boy" (1994)was aided by an NEA Individual Fellowship in fiction. His latest novel, "The Freshour Cylinders"(1998), won Foreword Magazine's Silver Award for the best book of the year. It also won an American Book Award in 1999. Morgan teaches in the English Department at the University of Missouri where he has edited The Missouri Review for 30 years.

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Books

For Our Beloved Country
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 204,670. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
War is never more horrifying, and perhaps never more compelling, than when experienced firsthand. The personal accounts collected here — diaries and memoirs written by men on the front lines — constitute a little-known history of American wars. Seven individual narratives cover seven different wars, from the Revolution to the Gulf War.
The God Pocket
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,030. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
American Book Award recipient Speer Morgan offers “The Girl,” winner of Prairie Schooner’s Lawrence Foundation Prize for best story of 2000, and “The Big Bang,” winner of Shenandoah’s Goodheart Prize for best story of 2007, among others, in this impressive collection.
Belle Starr: A Novel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,420. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
In the borderland of Arkansas and Oklahoma stories are still told about Belle Starr. When she was young an outlaw seduced her, got her pregnant, and abandoned her. Dressing in plumes and Stetson, she took on the role of a fallen woman, yet in the manner of all true rebels, she took on part of the role and rejected part, evolving a style of living that sparked the imagination of later generations.
The Assemblers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,720. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
An underground classic about computer fraud and murder in a small Arkansas town. A coon hunter stumbles onto a trailer full of brightly lit computer terminals and one electrocuted corpse, as schemes and scams and a seemingly superhuman computer turn a sleepy southern town into a high-tech hotbed. “A joy and an education for the discriminating lover of the well-plotted thriller" Kansas City Star
Frog Gig and Other Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,570. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Morgan's last three publications have won awards. His novel The Freshour Cylinders won the American Book Award and his last two short stories have won the “best of the year” awards at Prairie Schooner and Shenandoah. This is his first collection of stories.
The Whipping Boy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,710. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tom Freshour is a striking half-Indian who knows nothing of the world beyond the orphanage where he’s been raised by a sadistic minister. But Tom is about to get a bracing education, as he embarks on a set of wild adventures across the Oklahoma Territory, uncovering a scheme to steal land, being chased by a hired killer, and confronting the man who made him a whipping boy.
The Freshour Cylinders
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,350. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Winner of the American Book Award. In this literary mystery, Speer Morgan takes us back to the events surrounding the discovery and destruction of the Spiro Mound, the most significant pre-Columbian temple mound ever found in North America. Weaving history with the compelling story of murder, broken hearts, and greed, Morgan gives us an engrossing, sexy, and suspenseful read.

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