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Unraveling a Mystery

Poet Kate Daniels explores addiction as a family illness


In her new collection, In the Months of My Son’s Recovery, Nashville poet Kate Daniels writes about aging, loss, and the circle of pain created by addiction.

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The Third-Best Cook on the Roy Webb Road

Rick Bragg talks with Chapter 16 about his own family’s foodways

In The Best Cook in the World, Rick Bragg brings together the two greatest aspects of Southern identity: storytelling and food. Bragg will appear at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville on May 21.

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Red, White, Blue, and Red

In A Good American Family, David Maraniss explores the Red Scare of the 1950s

In A Good American Family, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss turns his remarkable talents as a journalist and historian toward the history of his father’s trials during the years of the Red Scare. Maraniss will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on May 22.

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Setting the World Aflame

Twins fight for justice in Kaitlyn Sage Patterson’s latest YA fantasy

In The Exalted, the second in her fantasy series, Memphis YA author Kaitlyn Sage Patterson, a Maryville native, continues the story of a rebellious teen and her long-lost twin as they fight against oppression. Patterson will appear at Novel in Memphis on May 21.

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Taking Stock of the South

Tony Horwitz revisits the complex character of life below the Mason-Dixon Line

In Spying on the South, Tony Horwitz adds another formidable and lively chapter to the continuing examination of Southern culture that he began with his acclaimed 1998 bestseller Confederates in the Attic. Horwitz will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on May 21.

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