Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Faye Jones

Finding Roots in Rubble

Preparing for the birth of her first child, Hannah Palmer tries to find her own childhood

When Hannah Palmer returns to her home town, she finds that Atlanta has been forever changed by the “world’s busiest airport.” Part personal memoir, part investigative journalism, Flight Path is a compelling read for anyone who lives in a rapidly-growing city. Palmer will appear at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 13-15.

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When Good Girls Go Bad

Amanda K. Morgan takes readers on a wild ride in her latest young adult novel

Amanda K. Morgan’s second young-adult release, Such a Good Girl, is a suspense-filled story with a surprise ending that will have readers going back to the novel for days afterward. Morgan will be at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 24 at 2 p.m.

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Pickin’ and Killin’ in Music City

Peggy O’Neal Peden’s home-grown thriller is a winner

Campbell Hale is not in the music business, but her interest in a country legend may get her killed anyway. Peggy O’Neal Peden will read from her debut mystery, Your Killin’ Heart, at Parnassus Books in Nashville on May 7 at 2 p.m.

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Murder in a Cold Climate

Death and history merge in Tracee de Hahn’s debut

A murder, an ice storm, and a Swiss chateau so old that not even the residents know everything that’s in it are just a few features of Tracee de Hahn’s irresistible debut novel. The author will read from Swiss Vendetta at Star Line Books in Chattanooga on February 16 at 3 p.m. and at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on February 17 at 6 p.m.

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Beautiful Bible Stories

Sometimes the dearest childhood memento is a story

My mother was not the sort to invite strangers inside, so I’m not sure how he made it into our house. But there he was, sitting on our sofa and telling my mother that he knew she was a good woman and, as a good woman, she would surely want to have the word of God in our home. A traveling Bible salesman had arrived at our door.

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The Past Is Never Past

Memphis detective Billy Able looks for a murderer close to home in Lisa Turner’s new mystery

devil-sent-the-rain-pbWhen a local attorney is found dead behind the wheel of her car and wearing her wedding gown, Memphis’s top detectives Billy Able and Frankie Malone are called to the scene. Lisa Turner will discuss her new mystery, Devil Sent the Rain, at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis on September 27 at 6:30 p.m.

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