The ambitious heroine of Election returns in Tom Perrotta’s latest novel, Tracy Flick Can’t Win. Perrotta will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 16.Read more
Swan Song: An Odyssey, the eighth novel by Kingsport native Lisa Alther, is a witty meditation on loss and longing in late-middle age.
Rhodes College professor Scott Newstok analyzes the ills of contemporary education and looks to the past for a cure.Read more
The heroine of Lily King’s fifth novel, Writers & Lovers, is 31 years old, deeply in debt, and living in a potting shed, but she won’t let her writing dream die.Read more
J.T. Ellison’s fourth stand-alone thriller, Good Girls Lie, unfurls within the gates of Goode Academy, an elite girls’ boarding school in rural Virginia. Ellison talked with Chapter 16 about the setting of her new book, her belief in supporting other writers, and the challenge of staying focused in an age of distraction. She’ll appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on January 7.Read more
Barry Zito’s memoir, Curveball, recounts the star pitcher’s triumph, failure, and long spiritual quest.Read more