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A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Monday’s Child

The second book in Natalie Lloyd’s Problim Children series is a rollicking adventure filled with uncanny delights

In The Problim Children: Carnival Catastrophe, Chattanooga author Natalie Lloyd weaves startling visions, family secrets, and magical powers into a perfect balance of sweet and tart that’s just plain fun. Lloyd will appear at the 2019 SCBWI Fall Conference autograph party in Franklin on September 14 and Ya-Hoo Fest in Chattanooga on September 21.

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Unhappy Endings

How a big-time swindler turned a young Knoxville woman’s life upside down

In My Friend Anna, Knoxville native Rachel DeLoache Williams delivers a fast-paced tell-all about her whirlwind friendship with Anna Delvey, the now-notorious New York con artist who posed as a rich German heiress. Williams will appear at Union Avenue Books in Knoxville on August 25.

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Damaged Goods

In Martin Clark’s new legal thriller, The Substitution Order, a fallen Virginia lawyer tries to clear his name

In Martin Clark’s new legal thriller, The Substitution Order, a Virginia lawyer attempts to piece together his life after cocaine addiction. Martin Clark will discuss the book at Novel in Memphis on August 19 and Parnassus Books in Nashville on August 20.  

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Writing and Religion

Belle Boggs’ novel The Gulf is a wry takedown of the for-profit school scene

In The Gulf, Belle Boggs pits a money-strapped poet against an evangelical organization with a mission to make money. Boggs will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville on October 11-13.

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Facing the Tanks

Red Metal imagines a Russian invasion of Europe

With Red Metal, Mark Greaney and Lt. Col. Hunter “Rip” Rawlings deliver a propulsive novel about a surprise military assault in Europe by Russian Federation forces.

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Hand Me That Piano

Musical savant and indie rock icon Ben Folds delivers a quirky, iconoclastic memoir

In A Dream About Lightning Bugs, indie rock icon Ben Folds uses his quirky upbringing and iconoclastic career to illustrate music’s power to form, heal, and inspire. Folds will sign A Dream About Lightning Bugs at the Nashville Public Library on August 9.

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