Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

The Long Arc of History

Minrose Gwin’s new novel tells a tale of racism in the aftermath of natural disaster

On April 5, 1936, a massive tornado producing winds greater than 300 miles per hour destroyed half the city of Tupelo, Mississippi, in a matter of minutes, a story Tupelo native Minrose Gwin tells in her latest novel, Promise. Gwin will appear at Novel in Memphis on February 27.

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The Luxury of Dreams

C. J. Redwine adds a new chapter to the gripping Ravenspire saga

In The Traitor Prince, Nashville YA writer C.J. Redwine draws inspiration from sources as disparate as The Hunger Games and The Prince and the Pauper to weave a fiercely original tale of treachery, betrayal, conspiracy, and murder. Redwine will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on February 16.

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The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Stephen W. Hines considers the religious faith of a very famous pioneer

Stephen W. Hines’s new book, A Prairie Girl’s Faith, discusses the spiritual legacy of beloved children’s author Laura Ingalls Wilder: “The sacredness of home and hearth are everywhere present” in the Little House books, he writes.

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A Weirdly Wonderful World

Chattanooga author Natalie Lloyd chronicles the exploits of a most unusual family

Young readers with an appreciation for offbeat adventure stories will no doubt be delighted by Natalie Lloyd’s imaginative world and its lively, brave inhabitants in The Problim Children.

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Testing Positive for Hope

Gregory Boyle offers a lifeline to gang members in Los Angeles

In his latest nonfiction book, Barking to the Choir, Gregory Boyle highlights a central tenet of gang-member rehabilitation: the importance of kinship. Boyle will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on January 29.

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No Place Like Home

Barry Wolverton returns with the third volume in his adventure series for young readers

In The Sea of the Dead, Volume III of the Chronicles of the Black Tulip, Memphis author Barry Wolverton fills his whirlwind of an adventure story with the non-stop action and fantastic magical elements young readers have come to expect.

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