Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Ed Tarkington

Every Kind of Power in Play

Karl Marlantes’ Deep River is a sweeping epic of the immigrant experience in the Pacific Northwest

Karl Marlantes, author of the bestselling novel Matterhorn, returns with Deep River, a sprawling tale about the lives of three Finnish immigrants. Marlantes will discuss Deep River at Parnassus Books in Nashville on August 13.

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All Things Foul Would Wear the Brows of Grace

David Cady explores the rise, fall, and reformation of a Pentecostal church in Religion of Fear

In Religion of Fear, David Cady tells the shocking tale of how easily well-meaning people can be seduced by evil dressed in “the brows of grace.” Cady will discuss the book at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on August 4.

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Missions Matter

Janet Napolitano takes stock of the nation’s youngest cabinet department

In How Safe Are We?, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano delivers a report card on our shared commitment to protecting the nation. Napolitano will appear in conversation with former Governor Phil Bredesen at the Nashville Public Library on June 24.  

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My One and Only Now and Forever

In Mary Miller’s Biloxi, a border collie leads a man in crisis out of ennui to enlightenment

With Biloxi, Mary Miller delivers a whimsical Southern tragicomedy that evokes both Eudora Welty and Joy Williams. Miller will appear at Novel in Memphis on May 29

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Red, White, Blue, and Red

In A Good American Family, David Maraniss explores the Red Scare of the 1950s

In A Good American Family, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss turns his remarkable talents as a journalist and historian toward the history of his father’s trials during the years of the Red Scare. Maraniss will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on May 22.

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Taking Stock of the South

Tony Horwitz revisits the complex character of life below the Mason-Dixon Line

In Spying on the South, Tony Horwitz adds another formidable and lively chapter to the continuing examination of Southern culture that he began with his acclaimed 1998 bestseller Confederates in the Attic. Horwitz will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on May 21.

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