Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Sarah Carter

Louisiana Man

Doug Kershaw’s memoir is as wild as they come

The Ragin’ Cajun: Memoir of a Louisiana Man tells Doug Kershaw’s life story from his birth on a houseboat in southern Louisiana to international stardom. The legendary musician and his co-author, novelist Cathie Pelletier, will appear at the 2019 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville on October 11-13.

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A Hero’s Journey

Four orphans search for answers in William Kent Krueger’s This Tender Land

William Kent Krueger’s This Tender Land follows four orphans as they venture beyond all they’ve known to find answers about their families. Krueger will discuss the novel at Parnassus Books in Nashville on September 10 and at Novel in Memphis on September 11.

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Family Curse or Just Bad Luck?

A young woman seeks to unravel her family’s dark secret

House of Salt and Sorrows follows a young heiress as she grapples with a mysterious family curse. Erin A. Craig will discuss the book at Novel in Memphis on August 6 and Parnassus Books in Nashville on August 24. 

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The Crooked Road to a Musical Legacy

Terry Klefstad chronicles the life and legacy of musician Bill Pursell

Crooked River City, Terry Wait Klefstad’s biography of musician and composer Bill Pursell, considers his influence on the Nashville Sound.

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There’s No Place Like Home

Filmmaker Michael Ford’s love for Mississippi takes a new form

Michael Ford will discuss North Mississippi Homeplace, a photo essay documenting his travels in Mississippi from 1972 to 1975 and from 2013 to 2018, at Novel in Memphis on June 3.

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How to Plan A Road Trip that Won’t Trip You Out

This is My South blogger Caroline Eubanks has written a handbook for hitting the road

Travelers tend to fall into one of two categories: those who don’t mind sweating and those who do. Caroline Eubanks offers advice for both in her new book, This is My South. Eubanks will appear at Novel in Memphis on March 14.

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