Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

A Werewolf Wearing What? Where?

Jessica Young takes another punny romp with two doggie best friends

Jessica Young’s latest early-reader graphic novel, Haggis and Tank Unleashed: Howl at the Moon, is a clever exploration of language and a celebration of imagination. Young will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on May 13 at 2 p.m.

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A Tragic Crossing

Michel Stone’s Border Child tracks the grim plight of fictional Mexican parents facing an unbearable loss

In her new novel, Border Child, Michel Stone tells the story of a young Mexican couple who gamble on a border crossing and lose their baby to a kidnapper in the process. Stone will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on May 10 at 6:30 p.m.

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Coming in 2018 from Vanderbilt University Press: People Only Die of Love in Movies: Film Writing by Jim Ridley

When Jim Ridley died last year at age fifty, he left a legacy of brilliant writing about movies, literature, music, art, and the vibrant life of a growing city. Celebrating that achievement, Vanderbilt University Press has just announced that it will publish an anthology of the late Nashville Scene editor’s most memorable film reviews. Today Chapter 16 talks with Steve Haruch, editor of People Only Die of Love in Movies: Film Writing by Jim Ridley.

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Not On Our Watch

How the National Endowment for the Humanities helped save literature in Tennessee

With the White House proposing to eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities, Chapter 16’s editor looks back at a time when NEH funds rescued writers in Tennessee.

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It’s All Gone Now

Richard Bausch delineates the complexity of the human heart

Long considered one of American literature’s most accomplished writers of short fiction, Richard Bausch returns with a collection of misbegotten protagonists navigating the travails of the modern malaise.

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Pickin’ and Killin’ in Music City

Peggy O’Neal Peden’s home-grown thriller is a winner

Campbell Hale is not in the music business, but her interest in a country legend may get her killed anyway. Peggy O’Neal Peden will read from her debut mystery, Your Killin’ Heart, at Parnassus Books in Nashville on May 7 at 2 p.m.

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