Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

The Most Wanted Man Since Dillinger

Philip Jett gives a nonfiction account of the 1960 manhunt for a Colorado killer in The Death of an Heir

Philip Jett’s The Death of an Heir: Adolph Coors III and the Murder that Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty is a gripping tale in which wealth and privilege fail to shield a family from suffering. Jett will appear at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 13-15, and at Novel in Memphis on October 25.

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Sing for Our Time, Too

In The Last Ballad, Wiley Cash explores the bloody history of Depression-era textile mills

In The Last Ballad, Wiley Cash delivers a searing account of the conflict between labor and ownership in the textile mills of early twentieth-century Appalachia. Cash will appear at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 13-15, and at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on October 12 at 6 p.m.

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Get Used to Me

Jonathan Eig delivers a down-to-earth biography of the larger-than-life Muhammad Ali

In Ali: A Life, Jonathan Eig offers an engaging portrait of one of America’s most compelling athletes and personalities. Eig will appear at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 13-15.

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Below the Surface

Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach imagines a shadow world—on land and beneath the waves

Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan’s surprising new novel, unfolds in New York during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Egan will appear at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 13-15.

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From a Brutal Land

Roger D. Hodge guides readers through a history of violence and hope on America’s bloodiest border

In Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands, Roger D. Hodge looks at the history of his home, and his family. Hodge will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 13-15.

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