Chapter 16
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True Memoir of a False Life

A real musician becomes a bogus performer in Sounds Like Titanic

Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman recalls her job as a fake concert violinist in her witty memoir, Sounds Like Titanic. Hindman will discuss the book at the 2019 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville on October 11-13.

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Monday’s Child

The second book in Natalie Lloyd’s Problim Children series is a rollicking adventure filled with uncanny delights

In The Problim Children: Carnival Catastrophe, Chattanooga author Natalie Lloyd weaves startling visions, family secrets, and magical powers into a perfect balance of sweet and tart that’s just plain fun. Lloyd will appear at the 2019 SCBWI Fall Conference autograph party in Franklin on September 14 and Ya-Hoo Fest in Chattanooga on September 21.

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Living Like a King

Derrick Barnes’ The King of Kindergarten joyously addresses one of childhood’s biggest milestones

Award-winning author Derrick Barnes’ latest book, The King of Kindergarten, celebrates the joy and pride of a child’s first day of school. Barnes will appear at the 2019 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville on October 11-13.  

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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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Unhappy Endings

How a big-time swindler turned a young Knoxville woman’s life upside down

In My Friend Anna, Knoxville native Rachel DeLoache Williams delivers a fast-paced tell-all about her whirlwind friendship with Anna Delvey, the now-notorious New York con artist who posed as a rich German heiress. Williams will appear at Union Avenue Books in Knoxville on August 25.

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Eye of the Beholder

Ottessa Moshfegh discusses beauty, humor, and the ecstasy she finds in writing

By turns provoking and illuminating, Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation speaks to our modern anxieties and absurdities, revealing what endures inside us no matter how we try to numb or distract ourselves. Ottessa Moshfegh will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville on Oct. 11-13.

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