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A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Tim Henderson

A Heart to Serve

A Heart to Serve: The Passion to Bring Health, Hope and Healing

William H. Frist, M.D.
Center Street
368 pages
$24.99


“Whether he’s in his surgeon’s mask in a hospital in Uganda, or in cufflinks in the marbled halls of D.C., Bill Frist is working hard to save and improve the lives of the poorest people on the planet. He’s an inspiration.”

Bono, lead singer of U2 and cofounder of the anti-poverty advocacy organization, ONE

Between Barack and a Hard Place

Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama

Tim Wise
City Lights Books
120 pages
$13.95


“From the Civil Rights struggle, to Dr. King’s dream, to Barack Obama’s election, Tim Wise provides us with an extremely important and timely analysis of the increasing complexity of race on the American political and social landscape. Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama provides an insightful and much needed lens through which we can begin to navigate this current stage in our ongoing quest for a more inclusive definition of who we are as a nation. It’s definitely a book for these times!”

Danny Glover, actor and human-rights activist

William Faulkner and the Southern Landscape

William Faulkner and the Southern Landscape

Charles S. Aiken
University of Georgia Press
288 pages
$34.95


“A real contribution to Faulkner studies, southern studies, American studies, and cultural geography. It’s a book one doesn’t want to put down because Aiken is always showing us something from a perspective we have not had before.”

Thomas L. McHaney, author of Literary Masters: William Faulkner

Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow American's Most Famous Military Adventurer

Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow American's Most Famous Military Adventurer

Stephen Dando-Collins
Da Capo Press
373 pages
$17.95


“A fascinating window into an era when the rules of industrial capitalism were in their infancy and gunboat diplomacy was standard operating procedure. … Dando-Collins tells this tale well, bringing the events and the personalities to vivid life. The book reads almost as a densely detailed screenplay treatment for a hell of a movie. … A terrific read.”

Wall Street Journal

The Collected Stories of Caroline Gordon

The Collected Stories of Caroline Gordon

Caroline Gordon
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
368 pages
$15


“[Caroline Gordon] is great on getting things there so concretely that they can’t possibly escape. … That is real masterly doing, and nobody does it any better than Caroline. You walk through her stories like you are walking in a complete real world. And watch how the meaning comes from the things themselves and not from her imposing anything.”

Flannery O’Connor, from The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor