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Woman / Warrior

Glennon Doyle Melton talks with Chapter 16 about the cultural biases that inhibit authentic love

love-warrior-fullc“What if pain—like love—is just a place brave people visit?” asks Momastery blogger Glennon Doyle Melton in her new memoir, Love Warrior. Today Melton speaks with Chapter 16 in advance of her appearance at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium on September 8, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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Four Brooklyn Girls

Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn meditates on the nature of friendship, love, and loss

AnotherBrooklyn HC CWith Another Brooklyn, celebrated children’s author Jacqueline Woodson has written her first novel for adult readers in twenty years—the coming-of-age story of four Brooklyn girls determined not to be defined by their family’s tragedies. Woodson will speak at the Nashville Public Library on September 7, 2016, and at Crosstown Arts in Memphis on September 8. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Like A Kid Who Doesn’t Quite Belong

Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance still loves the Appalachia he left behind

HillbillyElegy Final JacketJ.D. Vance’s memoir, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, is more than the story of Vance’s still-young life: it is also a sharp, compelling analysis of anomie and social breakdown in modern America. Vance will discuss Hillbilly Elegy at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16, 2016.

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Making Meta

Mac Barnett and Adam Rex Discuss How This Book Was Made

How This Book Was Made-Cover ArtAuthor Mac Barnett and illustrator Adam Rex join forces again in their newest picture book, an offbeat adventure about how books are made. They will both visit Parnassus Books in Nashville on September 5, 2016, to read to children and their parents.

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Falling from Great Heights

In her debut novel, Sunset City, Melissa Ginsburg offers a fresh take on classic noir

SunsetCity hc cMelissa Ginsburg’s debut crime novel, Sunset City, unravels the brutal killing of a porn star while exploring some unexpected side effects of grief. Ginsburg will be at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16, 2016. Festival events are free and open to the public.

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Dream Images

Erik Reece takes a road trip through America’s experiments in utopian living

Layout 1Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America’s Most Radical Idea chronicles Erik Reece’s search for communities of people who embraced political, economic, social, and environmental “alternatives that now seem impossible but might soon prove inevitable.” Reece will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16, 2016. Festival events are free and open to the public.

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