Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

The Artist’s Will

In Julia Glass’s A House Among the Trees, an author leaves a will that creates havoc

The death of beloved children’s book author Mortimer Lear forces three adults who knew him to reconsider and reexamine their own lives. Julia Glass will discuss A House Among the Trees at Parnassus Books on July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

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Twenty-Nine—and Counting

Humanities Tennessee introduces a stellar lineup for the twenty-ninth annual Southern Festival of Books

Humanities Tennessee has announced a roster of award-winning, bestselling authors to headline the twenty-ninth annual Southern Festival of Books, which will take place in Nashville October 13-15. It’s shaping up to be our best year yet!

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Shattered Lives

A distraught father tries to catch a killer who attacked his daughter in David Bell’s latest thriller

In David Bell’s latest thriller, Bring Her Home, a man searches for answers in a town where childhood secrets have adult-sized consequences. Bell will appear at the Hendersonville Kroger on July 20 at 5 p.m., and at Parnassus Books in Nashville on July 21 at 6:30 p.m.

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On the Beach, On the Road, On Top of the Bestseller List

John Grisham’s first big tour in twenty-five years is a boon to Humanities Tennessee

John Grisham recently appeared at Parnassus Books in Nashville to sign his new novel, Camino Island, and to help raise money for Humanities Tennessee. It’s Grisham’s first big book tour in twenty-five years.

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Torn Between Love and Adventure

Dewey Lambdin’s Captain Lewrie has it all: new love and the chance to command an offense against France

Captain Lewrie sets up a London house and falls in love before the Admiralty finally invites him to plan a daring offensive in A Fine Retribution, the twenty-fourth naval adventure by Dewey Lambdin.

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Summer Love

Mary Alice Monroe’s new novel sets beach-read romance on an actual beach

Mary Alice Monroe’s Beach House for Rent links the story of two women struggling to overcome loss with the environmental concerns on coastal South Carolina’s Isle of Palms. Monroe will appear at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on June 29 at 6 p.m., and at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Chattanooga on June 30 at 7 p.m.

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