Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Daughters, Lost and Found

In We Are All Shipwrecks, Kelly Grey Carlisle writes about her eccentric family and the legacy of a violent crime

In her memoir, We Are All Shipwrecks, Sewanee alumna Kelly Grey Carlisle delivers an often bleak story with skillful tenderness. In the process she explores the power and limitations of love.

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Dark Lantern

An author finds his own teenage ghost in a thrift-shop book

What I saw was not a dusty old book but a boy in a wheelchair by a window in a ramshackle house farther east in Tennessee—two hours away, on the Cumberland Plateau near Crossville.

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Biting the Rock

Surviving a fall in the Colorado high country

Solo climbing in the Rockies violates every rule of mountain safety, particularly on a route I picked myself. But that’s the way I liked to do it, and had done it all my life. What happened on Mt. Yale should have been a cautionary tale, but some things are too good to give up.

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In Barbecue As in Life

The Proffitts of Ridgewood is a look at one of the most beloved restaurants in the Southeast

In The Proffitts of Ridgewood, Fred W. Sauceman tells the story of his favorite barbecue joint and the Appalachian family behind it.

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Making Good Trouble

Rhonda Rucker discusses her new picture book, Make a Change, about a slice of Knoxville history

In her new picture book, written with help from her husband, Sparky, Maryville children’s author Rhonda Rucker tells a story of peaceful protest in segregation-era Knoxville.

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Creatures of the Night

Kerri Maniscalco delivers monstrous thrills in her latest Victorian-era YA novel

Knoxville YA novelist Kerri Maniscalco has crafted another taut tale of an independent heroine and her partner, this time in nineteenth-century Romania. Hunting Prince Dracula is filled with unexpected twists and turns, playful romantic banter, red herrings, and monstrous surprises.

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