Mississippi History: Stories (1994)

"These are 'real people,' as politicians might say: they worry about mortgage payments, health care costs and losing their jobs as tenant farmers, store clerks, factory workers and teachers. They are God-fearing but practical, likely to choose a plastic wreath to lay on a grave "because it can be used again next year.'"
-- New York Times Book Review

"Steve Yarbrough's stories draw their considerable power from his ability to look at the facts of the case, his refusal to exaggerate, and his plainspoken but vivid style. Mississippi History is a pungent and memorable book. His characters may sometimes be loser, but they are never wimps. In their struggles we see what large truths they create."
-- Fred Chappell

"Mississippi History is a treasure."
-- Louis Nordan