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The Long Arc of History

Minrose Gwin’s new novel tells a tale of racism in the aftermath of natural disaster

On April 5, 1936, a massive tornado producing winds greater than 300 miles per hour destroyed half the city of Tupelo, Mississippi, in a matter of minutes, a story Tupelo native Minrose Gwin tells in her latest novel, Promise. Gwin will appear at Novel in Memphis on February 27.

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The Gray Man Returns

Memphis native Mark Greaney sends his fictional super-assassin to Syria

Mark Greaney’s seventh Gray Man novel, Agent in Place, launches Court Gentry, professional assassin and occasional CIA agent, on an unlikely mission to Syria to retrieve the infant son of a brutal dictator. Greaney will appear on February 24 at Novel in Memphis.

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Unknown Signals

There’s a profound sense of mystery running through the stories in Allen Wier’s Late Night, Early Morning

The twenty-two stories in Allen Wier’s Late Night, Early Morning explore an uncertain territory where love, beauty, grief, and ugliness mingle, and meaning lies just out of reach. Wier will give a free public reading at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on February 19.

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The Luxury of Dreams

C. J. Redwine adds a new chapter to the gripping Ravenspire saga

In The Traitor Prince, Nashville YA writer C.J. Redwine draws inspiration from sources as disparate as The Hunger Games and The Prince and the Pauper to weave a fiercely original tale of treachery, betrayal, conspiracy, and murder. Redwine will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on February 16.

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The Choice Either to Wail or Smile

Tim Gautreaux talks with Chapter 16 about his story collection, Signals

Chattanooga-area novelist Tim Gautreaux talks about the pitfalls of regionalism, the influence of James Dickey and Flannery O’Connor, the challenges of writing short fiction, and the imperatives of religious faith.

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Time for Murder

Tracee de Hahn’s new thriller features a suspicious death in the Swiss watch industry

Greed, betrayal, and espionage abound in A Well-Timed Murder, Tracee de Hahn’s new thriller, but would someone actually commit murder for a new watch design? De Hahn will appear at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on February 13 and at Star Line Books in Chattanooga on February 14.

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