Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Sean Kinch

Self-Inflicted Wounds

Jonathan Metzl’s Dying of Whiteness details the dangers of racial resentment

In Dying of Whiteness, Nashville psychiatrist Jonathan M. Metzl examines the roots of political self-sabotage in struggling and middle-class white voters.

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The Shadow City

W.M. Akers’s debut novel, Westside, depicts an alternate New York where evil lurks

Westside, the debut mystery by Nashville native W.M Akers, takes place in an alternate version of New York City in 1921. Gilda Carr, a private investigator, gets dragged into mysteries involving her dead father and a colorful cast of villains.

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Time to Grow Up

In Claire Gibson’s Beyond the Point, three young soldiers fight enemies both external and internal

In Beyond the Point, Nashville novelist Claire Gibson follows three female basketball players through West Point and beyond. As love and loss test their strength, these soldiers discover who their allies really are. Gibson will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on April 3.

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The Unbridled Game

Full Court Press chronicles the backstory that led to the Lady Vols’ basketball dynasty

In Full Court Press: How Pat Summit, A High School Basketball Player, and a Legal Team Changed the Game, Bill Haltom and Amanda Swanson recount the legal battle that led to important changes in girls’ basketball in Tennessee. Bill Haltom will discuss Full Court Press at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 16.

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The Past Matters

A small-town murder in Greg Iles’s Cemetery Road exhumes long-buried secrets

In Greg Iles’s Cemetery Road, the suspicious death of an archaeologist throws a Mississippi town into chaos, jeopardizing the region’s economic future. Iles will appear at Christian Brothers University in Memphis on March 8 and at the Nashville Public Library on March 11.

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Armed and Dangerous

An American assassin hunts terrorists in Mark Greaney’s Mission Critical

Court Gentry, the hero of Mark Greaney’s Mission Critical, pursues bad guys all over the world in a bare-knuckled, uniquely American style. Greaney will discuss Mission Critical at Novel in Memphis on February 23, and at Parnassus Books in Nashville on February 28.

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