Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Stephen Usery

High Stakes Whydunit

Rea Frey talks with Chapter 16 about her second thriller, Because You’re Mine

In Rea Frey’s second thriller, Because You’re Mine, a single mother and her young son confront dark forces. Frey will discuss the book at Star Line Books in Chattanooga on September 5; at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on September 10; and at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville on October 11-13.

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Exiles, Ex-slaves, and Extraordinary Times

Wayétu Moore talks with Chapter 16 about her debut novel, She Would Be King

Wayétu Moore stopped by Memphis last month to see some of her relatives. Born in Liberia, Moore spent part of her childhood in the Bluff City before her family moved to Texas. Today she talks with Chapter 16 about her work as a novelist.

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The Third-Best Cook on the Roy Webb Road

Rick Bragg talks with Chapter 16 about his own family’s foodways

In The Best Cook in the World, Rick Bragg brings together the two greatest aspects of Southern identity: storytelling and food. Bragg will appear at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville on May 21.

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Papers, Please

Daniel Connolly looks at challenges facing the children of immigrants

Reporter Daniel Connolly spent the 2012-2013 school year at Kingsbury High School in Memphis, where Latino teenagers make up nearly fifty percent of the student population. The Book of Isaias is his account of that year. 

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Welcome, Novel!

Tennessee’s newest independent bookstore opens its doors in Memphis

Novel, the long-awaited bookstore planned for the space formerly occupied by The Booksellers at Laurelwood, opens tomorrow at 387 Perkins Extension in Memphis. Chapter 16‘s Stephen Usery took these preview photos.

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