Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

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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A House that Binds

In Angela Flournoy’s first novel, members of a large Detroit clan clash and thrive in a city under stress

The Turner House pbSet in Detroit, Angela Flournoy’s critically celebrated first novel follows the struggles—with relationships, addiction, finances, even a ghost—of thirteen siblings and their parents. Flournoy will discuss The Turner House at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16, 2016, and again at the John C. Hodges Library on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville on October 24. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Joking as a Martial Art

Jason Miller talks with Chapter 16 about his second mystery set in Illinois coal country

Jason Miller, RED DOGIn his latest crime novel, Jason Miller turns his attention to a nasty strain of white supremacy that’s rearing its head again in the economically-challenged parts of rural America. Miller will discuss Red Dog at Parnassus Books in Nashville on August 25, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., and at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Taking Violence Seriously in a Comic Novel

Jason Miller sits down with Chapter 16 to talk about Red Dog

Prior to Nashville appearances at Parnassus Books and the Southern Festival of Books, crime novelist Jason Miller sits down with Chapter 16 to discuss his new Slim in Little Egypt mystery, Red Dog. The interview is available in three formats: text, podcast, and streaming audio.

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Parallel Lives

Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, Homegoing portrays the ravages of the slave trade on both sides of the Atlantic

Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, Homegoing, follows the story of two half-sisters born in Ghana in the late-eighteenth century. Effia becomes the “African wife” of a British colonial governor, while Esi is captured by a rival tribe and sold into slavery. Gyasi will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16, 2016.

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The World’s Worst Book Tour

Adam O’Fallon Price’s debut novel mixes pathos and humor

9780385540957In his debut novel, The Grand Tour, Adam O’ Fallon Price sends the world’s most dysfunctional writer and his greatest (and only) fan on a book tour that is both heartbreaking and hilarious. A former Knoxville resident, Price will appear at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on August 17, 2016, at 6 p.m.

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