Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Meeting in the Middle

Julia Watts’s new novel for teens finds room for friendship in the so-called culture wars

Quiver, Julia Watts’s new novel for teens, is a story of acceptance against all odds. Watts will appear at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on October 28 at 2 p.m.

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A Touchstone for Leaders and Citizens Alike

Legendary historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks with Chapter 16 about her new book, Leadership in Turbulent Times

In Leadership in Turbulent Times, famed presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin considers the lessons that can be drawn from the lives of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. Goodwin will be in conversation with Jon Meacham on October 28. This special edition of the Salon@615 series will be held at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.

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Peeking Under Someone Else’s Roof

Beth Ann Fennelly brings poetry to her new memoir in essays

Beth Ann Fennelly, the multi-talented author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, has created, yet again, a book that is wholly original, engrossing, and poignant. Heating & Cooling is a series of fifty-two micro-essays that chronicle her life as a writer, mother, and wife. Fennelly will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on October 27.

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United We Stand

In The Divided City, Alan Mallach considers how the revival of American cities can create opportunity for all

On October 22, Alan Mallach will discuss The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America, an examination of the changing face of America’s cities, at Novel in Memphis.

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Founding Sailors

Nathaniel Philbrick explains how George Washington—and the French navy—won the American Revolution

With In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown, Nathaniel Philbrick delivers a gripping account of the campaigns of 1781, which broke the British hold on North America. Philbrick will appear at the Nashville Public Library on October 22 as part of the Salon@615 series.

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True Love’s Weight

Linda Kay Klein looks at the fallout from evangelical Christianity’s purity movement

Linda Kay Klein’s Pure encompasses twelve years of fieldwork and research about the effects of purity culture in evangelical Christian churches. Klein will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on October 19 at 7 p.m.

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