Evan Connell dies: The acclaimed author of 'Son of the Morning Star' wrote over a dozen books. Evan Connell dies having written 'Mrs. Bridge' and 'Mr. Bridge,' about a Kansas City lawyer and his wife.
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A novelist, short-story writer and poet, Connell was the author of 17 books. His best-known novels were "Mrs. Bridge" (1959) and "Mr. Bridge" (1969), intersecting tales about the stunted lives of a Kansas City lawyer and his wife.
Washington Post reviewer Webster Schott called "Mr. Bridge" a "tour de force of contemporary American realism, a beautiful work of fiction."
Connell was perhaps best known for "Son of the Morning Star" (1984), about the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn in which Indian warriors wiped out Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his 250 men.