Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Christmas with the Nitwitts

Robert Dalby brings yuletide cheer to his latest Piggly Wiggly installment

In his Piggly Wiggly series, Robert Dalby has created the slightly magical town of Second Creek, Mississippi, where miracles are fairly commonplace. And the latest in the series, A Piggly…

Standoff

Nathaniel Philbrick reconsiders Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

An upstart nation was celebrating its centennial in July 1876 and in a bully mood when U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant got word of the unthinkable: a crushing defeat in…

A Valentine for Some Good Ol' Girls

What’s new in Tennessee books—and at Chapter 16—on February 18, 2010

The official opening night of Good Ol’ Girls—a musical based on the stories of Jill McCorkle and former Nashvillian Lee Smith, with songs by Nashville hit-makers Marshall Chapman and Matraca…

Welcome!

…the mantle of authority, and anonymous comments savage the most enlightened points of view. Internet publications tend to be instantaneous and often incompletely considered — the very opposite of a…