Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Real-Life Applications

Scott Hylbert’s debut thriller is scary because its implications are so authentic.

In the age of Craigslist killers, illicit mail-order drugs, and cryptocurrencies, debut Nashville author Scott Hylbert renders a thriller about a Silicon Valley service-for-hire startup that’s chilling in its implications.

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Facing the Tanks

Red Metal imagines a Russian invasion of Europe

With Red Metal, Mark Greaney and Lt. Col. Hunter “Rip” Rawlings deliver a propulsive novel about a surprise military assault in Europe by Russian Federation forces.

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In That Sacred Space and Sound

WordStream, a Knoxville-based reading series, showcases an exciting cross section of writers

WordStream: The Weekly Writer’s Voice, a reading series launched earlier this year in Knoxville, provides a stage for an exciting array of writers and performers. The show is recorded live each Friday on the WDVX Stage at the Knoxville Visitors Center.

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Hand Me That Piano

Musical savant and indie rock icon Ben Folds delivers a quirky, iconoclastic memoir

In A Dream About Lightning Bugs, indie rock icon Ben Folds uses his quirky upbringing and iconoclastic career to illustrate music’s power to form, heal, and inspire. Folds will sign A Dream About Lightning Bugs at the Nashville Public Library on August 9.

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Every Kind of Power in Play

Karl Marlantes’ Deep River is a sweeping epic of the immigrant experience in the Pacific Northwest

Karl Marlantes, author of the bestselling novel Matterhorn, returns with Deep River, a sprawling tale about the lives of three Finnish immigrants. Marlantes will discuss Deep River at Parnassus Books in Nashville on August 13.

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The Best-Laid Plans

A fiercely independent teen must learn how to trust and rely on others

In Better Than the Best Plan, Lauren Morrill’s teenage protagonist finds herself unexpectedly tossed into the foster care system.

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