Evan Connell, U.S. author of Custer history, dead at 88: publisher

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. writer Evan S. Connell, a versatile author whose widely acclaimed non-fiction account of Custer’s Last Stand, “Son of the Morning Star,” became a best seller, has died at 88, his publisher said. Connell, who lived and worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico, died late on Wednesday after several years of declining health, Counterpoint Press of Berkeley, California, said on its website. A novelist, short-story writer and poet, Connell was the author of 17 books. His best-known novels were “Mrs. Bridge” (1959) and “Mr. …