Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Nothing More Autobiographical

Lorrie Moore’s See What Can Be Done is a window into a lively mind

“Pick a thing up, study it, shake it, skip it across a still surface to see how much felt and lively life got baked into it,” writes Nashville author Lorrie Moore in her new collection, See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary.

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Tentacled Treasure

Lucy Branam introduces readers to a friendly neighborhood octopus

In the realm of children’s literature, there exists a long tradition of wild but friendly creatures making themselves comfortable in the homes of children. In Lucy Branam’s debut picture book, Roof Octopus, a young girl wakes up to find an octopus on the roof of her apartment building. Branam will appear at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on April 14.

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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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Migrants Through Time

Mohsin Hamid talks with Chapter 16 about his acclaimed literary bestseller, Exit West

Mohsin Hamid’s work conveys a deep moral questioning and a valiant effort to make sense of a world turned upside down. Prior to his appearance at Parnassus Books on April 9, Hamid answered questions about his newest novel, Exit West.

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Life is Not a Bard’s Song

Madeline Miller reframes and retells the story of Homer’s Circe

Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles, is back with Circe, another brilliant revamp of tales and characters drawn from Homeric poetry. Miller will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on April 11.

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At the Intersection of Real and Not Real

Leah Stewart’s latest novel shines a spotlight on the art of acting under pressure

Ostensibly the story of a kidnapping, Leah Stewart’s clever new novel, What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw, is also an examination of the cult of celebrity. Stewart, a Vanderbilt graduate, will appear at Novel in Memphis on April 11 and at Parnassus Books in Nashville on April 13.

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