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Be Careful What You Wish For

Randi Pink’s debut Into White digs into why being white isn’t that hot

into-white-coverRandi Pink’s debut novel, Into White, is a Cinderella story that goes haywire when Jesus himself decides to grant a black girl’s prayer to become white. Pink will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16.

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Memphis as Microcosm

Commercial Appeal reporter Daniel Connolly talks with Chapter 16 about the challenges facing the children of immigrants

Prior to his readings at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis, Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt, and the Southern Festival of Books, Commercial Appeal reporter Daniel Connolly talks with Chapter 16 about The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America. The interview is available in three formats: text, podcast, and streaming audio.

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Papers, Please

Daniel Connolly looks at challenges facing the children of immigrants

Reporter Daniel Connolly spent the 2012-2013 school year at Kingsbury High School in Memphis, where Latino teenagers make up nearly fifty percent of the student population. The Book of Isaias is his account of that year. Connolly will appear at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis on October 4, at Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt on October 5, and at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16.

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Her Own Strangeness

A baby girl born with an abnormality faces an uncertain future in Brad Watson’s Miss Jane

Miss JaneBrad Watson’s Miss Jane follows the life of Jane Chisolm—a woman born in 1915 Mississippi with a genital abnormality—in a character study which also illuminates the rich internal terrain of those who know her best. Brad Watson will discuss Miss Jane at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16. Festival events are free and open to the public.

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Hidden Homelessness

Richard Schweid considers the plight of homeless families in Invisible Nation

schweid_invisible-nation-jacket-imageIn his ninth book, Invisible Nation: Homeless Families in America, Richard Schweid surveys the plight of homeless children in five cities and considers possible solutions. Schweid will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16.

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We Back Pat

In The Final Season, Maria Cornelius recounts the farewell tour of legendary coach Pat Summitt

maria-cornelius-the-final-seasonAfter being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Pat Summitt coached the Lady Vols for one more year. She didn’t want “a pity party,” but she couldn’t stop the outpouring of adulation she received from her countless fans. In The Final Season: The Perseverance of Pat Summitt , Maria Cornelius recounts the emotional conclusion to the most influential career in the history of women’s basketball. Cornelius will discuss The Final Season at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on September 30 at 5:30 p.m.

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