Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Candidates, Chaos, and the Constitution

Michael Nelson recounts the turbulent presidential election of 1968 and its legacies for today

In his award-winning history Resilient America, Memphis author Michael Nelson narrates the chaotic presidential election of 1968 and argues for the essential stability of the American political system.

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Torn Between Love and Adventure

Dewey Lambdin’s Captain Lewrie has it all: new love and the chance to command an offense against France

Captain Lewrie sets up a London house and falls in love before the Admiralty finally invites him to plan a daring offensive in A Fine Retribution, the twenty-fourth naval adventure by Dewey Lambdin.

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Summer Love

Mary Alice Monroe’s new novel sets beach-read romance on an actual beach

Mary Alice Monroe’s Beach House for Rent links the story of two women struggling to overcome loss with the environmental concerns on coastal South Carolina’s Isle of Palms. Monroe will appear at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on June 29 at 6 p.m., and at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Chattanooga on June 30 at 7 p.m.

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Hope and Change and Who You Know

A young couple with very different career goals navigates Obama-era D.C.

In Jennifer Close’s The Hopefuls a young married couple moves to Washington, D.C., and becomes enmeshed with the lives of a budding politician and his appealing wife. Close will discuss her new novel at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 27 at 6:30 p.m.

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When Good Girls Go Bad

Amanda K. Morgan takes readers on a wild ride in her latest young adult novel

Amanda K. Morgan’s second young-adult release, Such a Good Girl, is a suspense-filled story with a surprise ending that will have readers going back to the novel for days afterward. Morgan will be at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 24 at 2 p.m.

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Mountain Meanderings

Ben Anderson chronicles a year in the Smokies

Veteran backcountry volunteer Ben Anderson spent 2016 hiking one million steps—more than 430 miles—on seventy-one different trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In Smokies Chronicle, he writes an intimate portrait of each day hike he took in the number-one most visited national park in the country.

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