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Magpie Rising: Sketches from T

Merrill Gilfillan. Vintage Books USA, $9 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-679-73038-5

Poet Gilfillan explored the Great Plains and writes an impressionistic account of the region's landscape and history that is comparable to Edward Abbey's and Gary Nabhan's celebrations of the desert West. This 1989 winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction ``will have immense local interest and may kindle a desire among Western buffs to explore the Great Plains,'' said PW. (Apr.) penny: au name misspelled in orig PW review, acc to catalog & galley