Willie Morris’s collection of sports stories, Always Stand In Against The Curve begins with a novella, “The Fumble,” a sports classic about high school football in the Deep South in 1951. He describes an epic game between the Yazoo High School football team and the omnipotent Central High Tigers of Jackson. Six additional essays about baseball, basketball, practical jokes and a search for the past form chapters of an American boyhood. Illustrated with 28 photos from the 1950-52 Yazoo High School yearbooks. $15.95, trade paperback, 152 pages. ISBN 9780916242824
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