Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Crime Capital of the World

Book excerpt: City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and The First Police Chief of Paris

…Police Chief of Paris by Holly Tucker. Copyright © 2017 by Holly Tucker. With permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Holly Tucker is…

Students of Reinvention

In Holly LeCraw’s The Half Brother, a Southern teacher seeks reinvention in a New England boarding school

In Holly LeCraw’s The Half Brother, Atlanta-raised Charlie Garrett arrives at his first teaching post in a wealthy New England boarding school seeking little more from his new life than…

The John le Carré of Civil-War Espionage

Karen Abbott talks with Chapter 16 about her new work of nonfiction, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

…the conduct of an officer and a gentleman.” Before he could protest, she added, “It is an insult, sir, to unprotected ladies.” Of course, he apologized. Holly Tucker is a…

A Writing Conference to Sink Your Teeth Into

A new conference at MTSU will feature writers of many genres and a keynote speech by Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang

…fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and dramatic writing. The conference will feature talks by nonfiction writer Holly Tucker, author of Blood Work; poet Bill Brown, author of Late Winter; fiction writer Linda…