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Faye Jones

How the Other Half Lived

Cecelia Tichi’s What Would Mrs. Astor Do? peeks into the lives of the Gilded Age rich

Vanderbilt professor Cecelia Tichi considers high society, nineteenth-century style, in What Would Mrs. Astor Do? The Essential Guide to the Manners and Mores of the Gilded Age. Tichi will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on February 10.

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Love, Betrayal, and War

In England’s civil war, Brenda Rickman Vantrease finds a mesmerizing story

Brenda Rickman Vantrease returns to the English civil war in A Far Horizon. The novel explores the way people manage to carry on, even as their country is being torn apart. Vantrease will speak at the Women’s National Book Association on February 7.

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Mayhem in Memphis

Peter Ash takes on both gangs and white supremacists in Nick Petrie’s most recent thriller

The trip to Memphis was supposed to be healing for combat veteran Peter Ash. Then he gets on the wrong side of both a powerful gang and a psychotic white supremacist. Nick Petrie will discuss Tear It Down at Novel in Memphis on January 22.

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Overcoming the Worst

In Courtney Stevens’s latest YA novel, young survivors learn to face (and enjoy) life again

In Four Three Two One, Nashville YA novelist Courtney Stevens explores what it’s like to be a young survivor of senseless violence. Stevens will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on November 16.

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The Family Business

In Victoria Schwab’s new middle-grade series, the adults make a living from ghost stories, but it’s their daughter who sees them.

In City of Ghosts, the first in a series aimed at middle-grade readers, Victoria Schwab’s protagonist not only sees ghosts but can also enter their world. The Nashville native will discuss City of Ghosts at Parnassus Books in Nashville on August 28.

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