Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Something to Lose

In Hannah Tinti’s The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, a father’s past haunts his daughter

In Hannah Tinti’s The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, a father with a long criminal history settles down with his daughter on the Massachusetts coast in a futile search for normalcy. Tinti will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 29 at 6:30 p.m.

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Just Let Them Play

Patricia C. McKissack discusses her ebullient new collection of African American childhood lore

Nashville native Patricia C. McKissack talks with Chapter 16 about Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, & Stories from an African American Childhood, her one-of-a-kind collection of African American children’s play-time lore.

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Giving Birth to Ourselves

Memphis’s Susan Cushman has curated a collection of essays by women, for women

In A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant to Be, Memphis writer Susan Cushman has compiled an anthology dedicated to female empowerment. Cushman and four Memphis contributors will read from and sign copies of the book at the Memphis Botanic Garden on March 26 at 3 p.m.

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Call the Coroner

Mississippi Blood, the last book in the bestselling trilogy by Greg Iles, piles up the bodies on the way to redemption

With Mississippi Blood Greg Iles brings his epic trilogy of old violence and present-day loyalties to a thundering conclusion. Iles will appear on March 24 at the Memphis Public Library and on March 25 at the Nashville Public Library. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Begin Again

Erik Anderson’s hybrid essays illuminate the cyclic movements in our environments and our minds

In Erik Anderson’s new essay collection, Flutter Point, the author’s curiosity and willingness to lean into hybrid forms leads to an investigation of swerves, collapses, and new beginnings. Anderson will read from the book at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville on March 23 at 8 p.m.

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