Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Taking the Cure

Lol Tolhurst’s memoir tells a story of friendship and music


Set against the history of one of the quintessential ‘80s alternative rock bands, Lol Tolhurst’s memoir, Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, tells an engaging tale of transformation and redemption. Tolhurst will sign copies of Cured at Howlin’ Books in Nashville on December 8 at 6 p.m., and at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis on December 11 at 2 p.m.

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Poetry at Gunpoint

The new novel by James E. Cherry is a thriller with the soul of poetry

edgeofthewindcover2In Edge of the Wind, a compelling and disturbing new novel, poet James E. Cherry explores the connection between jazz and poetry—and between racism and mental illness.

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The Past Is Waiting

In Ron Rash’s The Risen, two brothers learn that the past is not as distant as they believed

risen-hc-cRon Rash’s latest novel, The Risen, brings two brothers into an unexpected confrontation with a romantic interlude they both assumed would remain hidden in the past.

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An Assault on Making Sense

Odie Lindsey’s debut story collection, We Come to Our Senses, details the dirty secrets of deployment

In his debut collection, We Come to Our Senses, Odie Lindsey challenges the grand narratives of war with stories of the self-destructive impulses of the men and women forever changed by it. Lindsey will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on July 21, at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis on July 28, at the Southern Festival of Books October 14-16, and at Vanderbilt University on November 10. All events are free and open to the public.

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Cash in the Capitol

Nation on the Take by Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman explains how the wealthy control Washington

March 30, 2016 In Nation on the Take, investigative journalists Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman make an overwhelming case that money is polluting government and buying not just influence but legislation favorable to, and sometimes written by, special interests.

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The Human Essence of War

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley has won a Newbery Honor Award, one of the highest distinctions in children’s literature

March 3, 2016 Aimed at middle-grade readers, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s The War That Saved My Life tells the story of Ada and Jamie, two inner-city British children who are evacuated to the English countryside to keep them safe from Hitler’s bombing attacks on London. Bradley will discuss her Newbery Honor book at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 11, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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