Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

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Love Prevails

Becca Stevens weaves survivor stories, devotions, and original poems into her latest self-help guide

For Becca Stevens, a love for everything good will set readers on the path of healing from whatever might ail them. Her new book is Love Heals.

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Muse of a Different Sort

Beth Macy chronicles race, greed, and family in another true tale from Virginia

macy_truevineBeth Macy’s Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South tells the tale of young African-American boys taken from their sharecropper family in Virginia and made into a circus sideshow that toured the world. Macy will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16. Festival events are free and open to the public.

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Dream Images

Erik Reece takes a road trip through America’s experiments in utopian living

Layout 1Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America’s Most Radical Idea chronicles Erik Reece’s search for communities of people who embraced political, economic, social, and environmental “alternatives that now seem impossible but might soon prove inevitable.” Reece will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16, 2016. Festival events are free and open to the public.

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Different Drums

Writing as E.F. Abbott, children’s author Kristin O’Donnell Tubbs transforms a legend into a lesson in John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy

April 19, 2016 The fourth book in Macmillan’s “Based on a True Story” series for middle-grade readers, John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy, is the tale of Johnny Clem, a drummer boy for the Union side during the Battle of Shiloh. Writing under the pseudonym of E.F. Abbott, Williamson County author Kristin O’Donnell Tubb tells a story that’s something less than history and something more than fiction. Tubb will discuss the book at Parnassus Books in Nashville on April 24, 2016, at 2 p.m.

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