Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Tim Henderson

In Good Faith

In Good Faith

Scott Pratt
Onyx
358 pages
$7.99


“Pratt’s richly developed characters are vivid and believable. … Readers will eagerly anticipate Dillard’s further adventures.”

Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

Best Music Writing 2009

Best Music Writing 2009

Edited by Greil Marcus
Da Capo Press
364 pages
$15.95


“I met Jerry Wexler in New York City on Dec. 11, 1967, the day after Otis Redding had died. A self-described “vehement Jewish atheist,” he might have called our encounter a mitzvah. For me, plunged into despair and confusion, after being in the studio with Otis all the previous week, at Stax Records in Memphis, Tenn., as he recorded “Dock of the Bay,” it was nothing short of a miracle. Indeed, our meeting saved my life, as Jerry was to do, over and over, in the 40-plus years of our friendship.”

Stanley Booth, in “My Mentor, My Teacher” from Best Music Writing 2009

Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times

Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times

Written and edited by Sarah L. Wilkerson Freeman, Edited by Beverly Greene Bond
University of Georgia Press
456 pages
$24.95


“By focusing on the lives of individual women, known and unknown, over many years, this volume is an important addition to the history of Tennessee and the evolving history of southern women.”

Anne Firor Scott, editor of Pauli Murray and Caroline Ware: Forty Years of Letters in Black and White

99 Things to Save Money in Your Household Budget

99 Things to Save Money in Your Household Budget

Mary Hance
Turner Publishing
188 pages
$9.99


“Hance, in her guise as that mistress of all things inexpensive, readily provides readers with a plethora of suggestions for keeping it frugal. With suggestions ranging from ways to save on travel and vacations to responsible methods for cutting household expenses, Hance is right on the money.”

Stephanie Stewart, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine

A Journey to the Son

A Journey to the Son

Lauren Braddock Havey
Two Harbors Press
195 pages
$13.95


“One couple’s perilous quest for parenthood becomes a universal flight of hope and courage in Lauren Braddock Havey’s A Journey to the Son. You’ll want to be securely seated for the landing (and the first venture outside the capsule.”

John Egerton

The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World

The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World

Stephen Mansfield
Thomas Nelson
273 pages
$24.99


“At first blush it might seem a wee bit sacrilegious to parallel the history of Christianity with the history of beer, but Stephen Mansfield makes us wonder why no one has done it before. The strands come together in the person of Arthur Guinness, an 18th century entrepreneur who was to beer what Mayer Rothschild was to bonds. In this smart, good-humored, always-engaging book, Mansfield makes a quietly serious case for the essential role that faith has played not only in the Guinnesses’ success but also in the evolution of democratic capitalism.”

Jack Cashill, author of Hoodwinked and editor of Ingram’s business magazine