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A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Jacqueline Zeisloft

The Full Story

Brandi Carlile pens a frank, vulnerable memoir

Americana artist Brandi Carlile disarms us with her earnestness in Broken Horses, a candid rendering of her personal story and her ascent to Grammy-winning fame.


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Positively Dolly

Dolly Parton, Songteller places the country icon’s songwriting at the center of her story

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics follows the country legend’s life and career from her earliest days growing up in Appalachia to her most recent creative ventures. Co-written by Parton and Nashville-based music journalist Robert K. Oermann, Songteller includes full lyrics to 175 of Parton’s songs, as well as unabashed anecdotes from the remarkable woman with the “Smoky Mountain DNA” who penned them. 

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Queen’s Rules

Late R&B legend Denise LaSalle always called her own shots

Always the Queen: The Denise LaSalle Story offers a candid account of the life of the late R&B icon. This posthumous memoir, written with blues historian David Whiteis, also serves as an entertaining and boldly rendered look into the history of the musical genre LaSalle loved.

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