Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

How to Plan A Road Trip that Won’t Trip You Out

This is My South blogger Caroline Eubanks has written a handbook for hitting the road

Travelers tend to fall into one of two categories: those who don’t mind sweating and those who do. Caroline Eubanks offers advice for both in her new book, This is My South. Eubanks will appear at Novel in Memphis on March 14.

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Against the Odds

The World According to Fannie Davis is full of history, luck, and love

In The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, Bridgett M. Davis tells the story of her mother, a woman who “made a way out of no way” as a banker in the underground lottery. Davis will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 13.

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Leaving Elegy Behind

In a new anthology, Appalachian writers address J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy

In Appalachian Reckoning editors Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll have assembled a bold collective response to the cultural phenomenon created by J.D. Vance’s 2016 memoir, Hillbilly Elegy. Several contributors will discuss Appalachian Reckoning at the Knoxville Museum of Art on March 12 and at Parnassus Books in Nashville on April 25.

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The Shape Trilogy Comes Full Circle

Celebrated children’s author Mac Barnett discusses his new picture book

Award-winning children’s author Mac Barnett wraps up his Shape Trilogy with Circle, the last book in the bestselling series illustrated by Jon Klassen. Barnett returns to Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 11.

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Are You Visiting?

I’d never seen a mosque in the South.

On Eid-ul-Azha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, I knew no one in Nashville. I decided to wear my white shalwar kameez to commemorate the festival. What else could be done?

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The Past Matters

A small-town murder in Greg Iles’s Cemetery Road exhumes long-buried secrets

In Greg Iles’s Cemetery Road, the suspicious death of an archaeologist throws a Mississippi town into chaos, jeopardizing the region’s economic future. Iles will appear at Christian Brothers University in Memphis on March 8 and at the Nashville Public Library on March 11.

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