Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Overcoming the Worst

In Courtney Stevens’s latest YA novel, young survivors learn to face (and enjoy) life again

In Four Three Two One, Nashville YA novelist Courtney Stevens explores what it’s like to be a young survivor of senseless violence. Stevens will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on November 16.

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A Picture of Home, Bittersweet and Ephemeral

Photographer Heidi Ross and writer Ann Patchett capture the essence of the new Nashville—and the ghost of the old city, too

Nashville: Scenes from the New American South, the new coffee-table book from photographer Heidi Ross and writer Ann Patchett, is true to its namesake—a glorious blur of music and lights and smiles and signs and people always on the move. Patchett and Ross will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on November 13 at 5:30 p.m.

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From Heights Looking Down

Sybil Baker’s While You Were Gone renders Chattanooga in cinematic detail

With echoes of Shakespeare’s King Lear and Chekhov’s Three Sisters, Sybil Baker’s new novel, While You Were Gone, deftly explores family relationships—and family secrets. Baker will appear at Star Line Books in Chattanooga on June 22, and at the Chattanooga Readers and Writers Fair on June 23.

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