Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

The Lost Shall Be Found

Nashville writer Robert Benson offers hope to readers looking for their real mission in life

Indeed, the reader might hear an echo within this book: haven’t we heard this story before? Several times? Well, yes and no. In The Echo Within, Nashville native Robert Benson opens again the story of his journey as a wanderer, writer, and mystic. But this time, the echo sounds across new territory.

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William Faulkner and the Southern Landscape

William Faulkner and the Southern Landscape

William Faulkner and the Southern Landscape

Charles S. Aiken
University of Georgia Press
288 pages
$34.95

“A real contribution to Faulkner studies, southern studies, American studies, and cultural geography. It’s a book one doesn’t want to put down because Aiken is always showing us something from a perspective we have not had before.”

Thomas L. McHaney, author of Literary Masters: William Faulkner

Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow American's Most Famous Military Adventurer

Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow American's Most Famous Military Adventurer

Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow American's Most Famous Military Adventurer

Stephen Dando-Collins
Da Capo Press
373 pages
$17.95

“A fascinating window into an era when the rules of industrial capitalism were in their infancy and gunboat diplomacy was standard operating procedure. … Dando-Collins tells this tale well, bringing the events and the personalities to vivid life. The book reads almost as a densely detailed screenplay treatment for a hell of a movie. … A terrific read.”

Wall Street Journal

Take Me to the River: An Autobiography

Take Me to the River: An Autobiography

Take Me to the River: An Autobiography

Al Green with Davin Seay
A Cappella Books
352 pages
$14.95

“Reveals the small-town gospel-choir member’s incredible journey to become one of the greatest soul singers of all time. Green’s memoir is as touching and piercing as his voice is silky-smooth.”

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At Home in Tennessee: Classic Historic Interiors

At Home in Tennessee: Classic Historic Interiors

At Home in Tennessee: Classic Historic Interiors

Text by Donna Dorian, Photographs by Anne Hall
Louisiana State University Press
224 pages
$49.95

“The rooms shown in this volume are glimpses into the past. They reflect the aspirations of their owners to present a public face and to care for their most precious treasures — their families. In several ways, these historical families are just like ours today. Our homes are an extension of ourselves, of who we believe we are or who we wish others to think us to be.”

Mark Brown, director of Belmont Mansion