Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Sarah Carter

A Dauntless Voyage

Veronica Roth moves her YA universe to deep space

In Carve the Mark, bestselling YA author Veronica Roth builds a universe around two teenagers who must confront their own identities. Roth will appear at the Nashville Children’s Theatre on January 20 at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 and include a signed copy of Carve the Mark.

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Long Live the King

Doug the Pug extends his social-media empire to print

doug-the-pug-final-coverDoug the Pug and his “momager,” Leslie Mosier, will be signing their new book, Doug the Pug: The King of Pop Culture, at Parnassus Books in Nashville on November 12 at 2 p.m. Prior to the event, Mosier answered a few questions from Chapter 16 about the dog at the center of a social-media empire.

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Should She Stay, or Should She Go?

An overscheduled woman walks out on her life in Gayle Forman’s Leave Me

Forman_LeaveMe_ 06_06_alt_prnt.inddGayle Forman’s first novel for adults, Leave Me, takes a hard look at love, life choices, and the reasons women stay in difficult relationships. Forman will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 14-16. Festival events are free and open to the public.

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Bildung a New Voice in Coming-Of-Age Novels

Matthew Quick’s new YA novel about a cult classic is sure to become one itself

May 24, 2016 In Matthew Quick’s Every Exquisite Thing, teen Nanette O’Hare grapples with what looks a lot like a midlife crisis, though she’s a teenager. Quick will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 2, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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Worst and Worster

In a new memoir, the punk band NOFX tells all

April 20, 2016 In the band’s recent tell-all, NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, Fat Mike, Melvin, Smelly, and El Hefe share their personal and musical epiphanies. NOFX will discuss their new memoir at Parnassus Books in Nashville on April 26, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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Lorelai Diedrich’s Debut

C.J. Redwine’s latest YA novel breaks from her Defiance series and introduces a new heroine

February 10, 2016 Nashville’s C.J. Redwine peppers her new fantasy novel with themes that touch on responsibility, the power of compassion, cooperation with the natural environment, and moving on from difficult experiences, in addition to the suspense and a cast of entertaining characters for which her fiction is known. She will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on February 18, 2016, and at the Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival, held in Murfreesboro March 11-13, 2016.

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