Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Stephen Usery

Back to the Sea

November 24, 2015 Since Tom Clancy’s death in 2013, Memphis author Mark Greaney has continued the Jack Ryan series of thrillers. He will sign the latest installment, Tom Clancy Commander in Chief, at Barnes & Noble in Memphis on December 1, 2016, at 7 p.m.

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A Pleasure, Not a Chore

President Jimmy Carter talks with Chapter 16 about his new memoir, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

July 14, 2015 Jimmy Carter was fifty-two years old when he was elected president of the United States in 1976. His time in the White House was, as he puts it, “the pinnacle of my political life,” but they were only four years in a life built of service—to his family, to his faith, to his country, and to the world—that has now spanned more than nine decades. Today Carter talks with Chapter 16 about his new memoir, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety. He will sign copies of the book at the Nashville Public Library on July 23, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.

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Blessed With Good Fortune

July 14, 2015 Jimmy Carter was fifty-two years old when he was elected president of the United States in 1976. His time in the White House was, as he puts it, “the pinnacle of my political life,” but they were only four years in a life built of service—to his family, to his faith, to his country, and to the world—that has now spanned more than nine decades.

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All the World’s a Stage-Six Pandemic

Emily St. John Mandel talks with Chapter 16 about the role of art in what makes us human

June 18, 2015 While most contemporary writers of post-apocalyptic fiction trace their literary lineage to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, Emily St. John Mandel reached back to Shakespeare’s King Lear in writing her own bestselling novel, Station Eleven. Mandel will read from the novel’s paperback release at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 24, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.

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Up from the Depths, Into the Muck

May 5, 2015 Jason Miller moved to Nashville more than twenty years ago, but he had to return to the speech patterns and vocabulary of his family and friends in Southern Illinois to find the voice for his debut novel, Down Don’t Bother Me: A Slim in Little Egypt Mystery.

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On Digging Clay, Selling Meth, and Paternal Domination

April 22, 2015 David Joy’s debut novel, Where All Light Tends to Go, paints such a vivid portrait of meth dealing in the Appalachians that one journalist accused Joy of having sold meth earlier in his life. In this podcast interview Joy talks about the difference between meth and crack cultures, drafting and revising, and the expectations of both first and second novels. He will appear at 6:30 p.m. on May 1, 2015, at Parnassus Books in Nashville, and at 2 p.m. on May 2, 2015, at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville.

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