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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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Try it Again, More Like You

In I Miss You When I Blink, Mary Laura Philpott delivers an irresistibly charming memoir in essays

“My name is Mary Laura, and I am addicted to getting things right.” In I Miss You When I Blink, Mary Laura Philpott, co-host of Nashville Public Television’s A Word on Words and founding editor of Parnassus Books’ digital magazine, Musings, delivers a witty, whimsical, deeply moving meditation on facing down despair and finding joy in imperfection. Philpott will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on April 1 and at Novel in Memphis on April 17.

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Until the World Is Full

Nashville author River Jordan pulls no punches in her latest spiritual memoir

Nashville author River Jordan covers a lot of ground in Confessions of a Christian Mystic, a book that’s part memoir, part religious testimony, and part lyrical meditation. Jordan will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 29, and at Novel in Memphis on April 25.

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Learning How to Be Patient and Daring

A transplant survivor navigates the choppy waters of love in Ashley Herring Blake’s new middle-grade novel

Life is more than a little complicated for the twelve-year-old protagonist of Ashley Herring Blake’s new middle-grade novel, The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James. Once Sunny makes it through her heart transplant, she faces even bigger hurdles. Blake will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 26.

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Finding a Friend Beneath the Poetree

Shauna LaVoy Reynolds talks with Chapter 16 about her debut picture book

Nashville children’s author Shauna LaVoy Reynolds visits Parnassus Books on March 22 to share her debut picture book, Poetree, a gentle ode to spring and friendship.

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The Platforms of Contempt

Tech insider Roger McNamee explores all the ways social media manipulates us

In Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe, a Silicon Valley veteran explains how social-media networks erode the well-being of people and societies. Roger McNamee will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 27.

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