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A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Faye Jones

Overcoming the Worst

In Courtney Stevens’s latest YA novel, young survivors learn to face (and enjoy) life again

In Four Three Two One, Nashville YA novelist Courtney Stevens explores what it’s like to be a young survivor of senseless violence. Stevens will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on November 16.

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The Family Business

In Victoria Schwab’s new middle-grade series, the adults make a living from ghost stories, but it’s their daughter who sees them.

In City of Ghosts, the first in a series aimed at middle-grade readers, Victoria Schwab’s protagonist not only sees ghosts but can also enter their world. The Nashville native will discuss City of Ghosts at Parnassus Books in Nashville on August 28.

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A Time of War and Treachery

Brenda Rickman Vantrease takes readers back to the Civil Warthe English one

In Brenda Rickman Vantrease’s new novel, The Queen’s Promise, three women must make dangerous choices as England collapses into civil war. Vantrease will appear at Parnassus Books on August 19, and at the Southern Festival of Books, held October 12-14. Both events are in Nashville.

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Summer Reading

Once upon a time, Donna Parker and Trixie Belden saved a lonely little girl

For a child in small-town Alabama, books provided solace in summers without friends and activities.

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Time for Murder

Tracee de Hahn’s new thriller features a suspicious death in the Swiss watch industry

Greed, betrayal, and espionage abound in A Well-Timed Murder, Tracee de Hahn’s new thriller, but would someone actually commit murder for a new watch design? De Hahn will appear at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on February 13 and at Star Line Books in Chattanooga on February 14.

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