Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Peggy Burch

A Disaster and a Dauntless Town

Meet the heroes and martyrs of the Waverly Train Disaster in Walk Through Fire

Dr. Yasmine S. Ali’s Walk Through Fire: The Train Disaster That Changed America creates a gripping drama about dark days in her hometown’s history. Ali will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on February 27, the Humphreys County Public Library in Waverly on March 3, the Dickson County Public Library on March 9, and the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville on April 8.

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Women in a World Designed for Men

A WWI librarian and a Naval Academy plebe confront injustice

In her second novel, The War Librarian, Nashville-based writer Addison Armstrong looks at contemporary cultural conflicts by taking a detailed dive into two moments in history. Armstrong will discuss the book at Parnassus Books in Nashville on August 9.

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A Mystery Set to Music

Parton and Patterson tell a Nashville story in Run, Rose, Run

In Run, Rose, Run, Dolly Parton and James Patterson collaborate on a story about a frightened young woman escaping a mysterious menace while pursuing a career as a country music singer/songwriter.

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A Tale of Two Women

A nurse and a teacher from different eras follow similar paths in The Light of Luna Park

Addison Armstrong’s debut novel, The Light of Luna Park, is a deft fusion of fiction and the facts about a startling moment in medical history, when a project to save premature infants became an amusement park sideshow.

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The Gray Man goes to Berlin, and the movies

The 10th thriller in the Gray Man series follows news of a Netflix film

In Relentless, Memphis-based author Mark Greaney sends his fictional assassin Court Gentry, aka the Gray Man, to Berlin to protect the woman he loves. A cinematic version of The Gray Man series is in the works, with Ryan Gosling as the title character.

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