Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

A Tennessee Literary Lion Roars Again

After forty years, Peter Taylor’s Collected Stories remains relevant

Peter Taylor (1917-1994) is usually referred to as a writer of place; his settings are most often the lower Ohio Valley and, as he called it, “the long green hinterland that is Tennessee.” But Taylor’s themes—change, evil, and political and private morality—are universal. A new edition of The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor, first published in 1969, reminds us of the author’s position in the pantheon of American short story writers and makes a powerful argument for his continued relevance in a changing world where relationships, both to place and to people, are more complex than they seem.

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Good Clean Crime

With The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime, Michael Sims assembles a collection of tales about genteel fin-de-siècle con artists

Michael Sims is a longtime fan of early crime fiction, with a particular taste for caper stories told from the criminal’s point of view. His new book features a dozen colorful miscreants, including little-known creations by O. Henry and Sinclair Lewis, along with background material and author profiles.

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One Deadly Sin

One Deadly Sin

One Deadly Sin

Annie Solomon
Forever
416 pages
$6.99

“An enticing read. … Solomon’s latest is twisty and diverting, with well-written action sequences and a winning lead.”

Publishers Weekly