Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Abby N. Lewis

A Troubled South

Lee Cole’s Groundskeeping considers love, class, and identity

In Lee Cole’s debut novel Groundskeeping, Owen returns to his hometown in Kentucky to work as a groundskeeper at a small college where he enrolls in a creative writing course. Cole will discuss Groundskeeping at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 3.

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Cooking with Umma

Suzanne Park’s So We Meet Again combines humor, family, and cooking

In So We Meet Again, Suzanne Park’s second novel for adults, investment banker Jessie Kim is fired suddenly from her Wall Street job and returns home to Nashville to live with her parents and reconnect with childhood friends. Park’s lively rom-com addresses the sexism and racism of the workplace while also delivering sweet and savory dishes with a Korean-American family twist.

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Workshop Dispatches

Sewanee writers share thoughts on craft

The essays in As We Were Saying: Sewanee Writers on Writing illustrate a multigenerational love for the art of storytelling. Editors Wyatt Prunty, Megan Roberts, and Adam Latham gather a diverse group of Sewanee Writers’ Conference speakers and workshop leaders to share their wisdom on the power of language.

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