Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Sarah Carter

A March to the Mountaintop

Alice Faye Duncan’s new picture book tells the story of MLK’s last days in Memphis

Alice Faye Duncan is a Memphis native and a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She will read from Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop , her new picture book about the sanitation workers’ strike and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., at the 2018 Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 12-14.

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First Look

What’s Next for Jack Ryan Jr. in the Clancy Universe?

In Tom Clancy Line of Sight, Knoxville author Mike Maden continues the adventures of Tom Clancy’s famous hero, Jack Ryan, through his son, Jack Ryan Jr. Maden will discuss the novel at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Knoxville on June 16.

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Red-State Disneyland or Bastion of Equality?

Graham Hoppe examines the cultural implications of Tennessee’s beloved theme park

Graham Hoppe’s Gone Dollywood explores the theme-park juggernaut, the genius behind Dolly Parton’s stardom, and the effect of Pigeon Forge’s culture on Appalachian identity.

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Josiah Rising

Jared A. Brock’s The Road to Dawn tells the story of the real “Uncle Tom”

Jared A. Brock’s The Road to Dawn traces the harrowing story of Josiah Henson’s journey from slavery to world-wide fame as “the real Uncle Tom.” Brock will discuss the book at Novel in Memphis on June 5.

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Calling All Whuffos

Tracy Barrett’s new YA novel explores the ups and downs of skydiving

Through a tale of skydiving, Tracy Barrett’s new YA novel, Freefall Summer, explores the ins and outs of growing up. Barrett will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on April 14.

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Celebrating a Good Cry

Nikki Giovanni’s most recent collection centers on joy and pain

Celebrated poet, children’s author, essayist, and activist Nikki Giovanni will deliver the Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville on April 5.

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