Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Faye Jones

Poltergeists in Paris

A girl and a ghost take on a poltergeist in Victoria Schwab’s Tunnel of Bones

In Tunnel of Bones, the second book in Victoria Schwab’s middle-grade City of Ghosts series, Cassidy Blake and her ghostly best friend, Jacob, encounter a poltergeist in Paris. Schwab will discuss Tunnel of Bones at Parnassus Books in Nashville on September 8.

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Reading My Bookcase

A bibliophile confronts her stash of unread books

My unread books had all survived several cullings, which meant that I must have repeatedly decided they were worth reading. So it seemed time to do just that.

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Lies of Omission

Secrets affect three generations of a family in Bethlehem

A wife finds that her husband’s family mansion contains old secrets and new temptations in Karen Kelly’s Bethlehem.

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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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