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A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Billy Kilgore

Uncertainty and Possibility

Jessica Young’s Two Homes, One Heart takes on kids’ experience of divorce

Jessica Young’s latest picture book, Two Homes, One Heart, explores through a child’s eyes the uncertainty and possibility experienced when a family separates. Young will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 30.

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A Swerve in an Unexpected Direction

The night I stopped reading with my 8-year-old son

Moping around the house, I acted as if I was the first parent to be cut off from reading with their kid. But parenthood delivers sudden reversals to all who dare to raise a child, particularly those who become overly attached to routines, traditions, or phases. You never know when they will end, sending you swerving in a new direction.

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A Murder on Campus

The psychology of deception takes center stage in R.J. Jacobs’ new thriller

R.J. Jacobs’ This Is How We End Things delivers a twisting, turning grad school murder mystery.

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A Knock-Down-the-Front-Door Kind of Guy

Alan Gratz enters the Marvel Universe with Captain America: The Ghost Army

Captain America’s legacy creates high expectations. Writers who tell the story of the iconic superhero must respect over 80 years of comic book history, and Alan Gratz, known for his award-winning novels for young readers, rises to the challenge with Captain America: The Ghost Army.

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The Goodness of the Game

Ryan McGee’s memoir takes us behind the scenes of Minor League Baseball

In Welcome to the Circus of Baseball, sportswriter Ryan McGee recalls his summer as an intern for the minor league Asheville Tourists.

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