Join the Women's National Book Association-Nashville Chapter for its annual Coffee with Authors. The event includes coffee and refreshments and features four historical fiction writers.
A young boy rides the train through Tennessee's beautiful, historic, and interesting landscapes. From the Blue Ridge to the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region, the Cumberland Plateau, the Highland Rim, and the Nashville Basin, the narrator experiences the marvels of his home state. He hikes, fishes, and even tours Graceland! This is Maggie Bunn's fifth project, and she is looking forward to sharing and creating more stories.
Wrecker needs to deal with smugglers, grave robbers, and pooping iguanas--just as soon as he finishes Zoom school. Welcome to another wild adventure in Carl Hiaasen's Florida!
It's too late for a Sweet Sixteen, but what if Mahalia had a coming-out party? A love letter to romantic comedies, sweet sixteen blowouts, Black joy, and queer pride.
Taking the story of white supremacy in America back to 1493, and examining contemporary communities in Mississippi, Minnesota, and Oklahoma for models of racial repair, The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy helps chart a new course toward a genuinely pluralistic democracy.
What does it mean to be a woman and a mother? How do our unsolved pasts affect our present? What is the meaning of a fulfilling life? Bestselling novelists Sadeqa Johnson (A Reese Book Club Pick) and Etaf Rum (New York Times bestselling author of A Woman is No Man) explore these questions in new novels.
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2022. "A frothy picaresque that ... 'vibrates to the sweet celestial confusion' of Soutine's painting: delirious and earthy, reverent and irreligious."-- The New York Times Book Review. A wild, effervescent, absinthe-soaked novel that tells of the life of the extraordinary artist Chaim Soutine.
A historical thriller by the Pulitzer and National Book Award-winning author that tells the riveting story of the Klan's rise to power in the 1920s, the cunning con man who drove that rise, and the woman who stopped them.
A trailblazing activist's passionate and incisive look at why she started a movement to ensure that 26 million Americans have access to the IDs they need to escape poverty and live healthy and productive lives
As part of a unique collaboration, this book pairs a team of award-winning authors with CERN physicists to explore some of the consequences of what the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is learning, through fiction.
For years, the legendary John Seigenthaler hosted A Word on Words on Nashville's public television station, WNPT. During the show's four-decade run (1972 to 2013), he interviewed some of the most interesting and most important writers of our time. These in-depth exchanges revealed much about the writers who appeared on his show and gave a glimpse into their creative processes. Seigenthaler was a deeply engaged reader and a generous interviewer, a true craftsman. Frye Gaillard and Pat Toomay have collected and transcribed some of the iconic interactions from the show.
The powerful story of an inspiring doctor who made a difference by helping to create a program to care for Boston's homeless community, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains.
From traveling with acclaimed writer Somerset Maugham in Asia to experiencing rural Appalachia when it was culturally and geographically isolated, these historical novels transport the reader to different times and places.
In this stunningly illustrated treasury, Charles Ghigna, Father Goose®, has compiled 101 of his best, most-beloved children's poems to share with young readers as a first introduction to the joy of language and to the enchanted world of books.
Celebrate all the ways love makes us who we are with the romance that Entertainment Weekly calls "wise, wildly unique"--from the bestselling co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist--about a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life.
Celebrate 35 years of Midtown Cafe with proprietor Randy Rayburn. This memoir includes stories and recipes from legendary restaurants Rayburn's Sunset Grill and Midtown Cafe (recently awarded by USA Today as one of the Top 100 Places to Brunch.)
From the beloved New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author of Late Migrations comes a "howling love letter to the world" (Ann Patchett); a luminous book that traces the passing of seasons, personal and natural.
The story of the pivotal struggle between the Creek Indians and an insatiable, young United States for control over the Deep South, from the acclaimed historian and prize-winning author of The Earth is Weeping.
The new stunning novel from Donna Barba Higuera, author of Newbery and Pura Belpré Award-winning The Last Cuentista.
From the bestselling author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk comes a novel about Hollywood, the cost of stardom, and selfless second acts, inspired by an extraordinary true story.
A memoir of coming of age in a conservative Southern family in postwar America. Faust will be in conversation with Ann Patchett.
When a woman discovers a rare book that has connections to her past, long-held secrets about her missing sister and their childhood spent in the English countryside during World War II are revealed.
From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and "master of suspense, Megan Miranda" (Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl), a thrilling mystery about a group of former classmates who reunite to mark the tenth anniversary of a tragic accident, only to have one of the survivors disappear, casting fear and suspicion on the original tragedy.
Gilmore Girls meets Practical Magic in the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters.
Although Tennessee has a rich history of political scandals dating back to the founding of the state, the last fifty years have been a confusing, confounding, and sometimes ludicrous period of ne'er-do-welling. Welcome to Capitol Hill is a guide to the state's modern history of corruption.
Court Gentry is caught between the Russian mafia and the CIA in this latest electrifying thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling Gray Man series.
It is 1883, and America is at a crossroads. At a tiny college in Upstate New York, an idealistic young professor has managed to convince Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Confederate memoirist Forrest Taylor, and romance novelist Lucy Comstock to participate in the first (and last) Auburn Writers' Conference for a public discussion about the future of the nation.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook--made into the Academy Award-winning movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper--a poignant and hopeful novel about a widower who takes in a grieving teenager and inspires a magical revival in their small town.
New York Times bestseller David Arnold returns with a poignant love story about two teens whose souls come together time and again through the ages--for fans of Nina LaCour and Matt Haig.
A dramatic story of duplicity and resistance, betrayal and loyalty, set against the backdrop of World War II, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Light in Hidden Places.
Curated by a critic who knew John Prine across five decades, Prine on Prine distills the essence of an iconic American writer: unguarded, unfiltered and real. In his own words, in his own time--on the road, in the kitchen, the Library of Congress, radio shows, movie scripts, and beyond.
"Indigo Field brims with multigenerational drama, earthy spirituality, and deeply imagined characters you are unlikely to forget." --Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Invention of Wings, The Book of Longings, and The Secret Life of Bees. Hudson will be in conversation with author Jennie Fields.
The threads connecting Appalachia are explored through the lives of women across generations.
The architect of the Tennessee Bicentennial Mall and many other significant buildings in Nashville shares insights about his work and his legacy.
Stella Bankwell has suddenly found herself in a "heap of trouble," in the words of her mountain people. Possible federal indictments that lead to a murder leads to serious danger for Stella. It turns out to be the beginning of Stella Bankwell, former Atlanta socialite, becoming Stella Bankwell, amateur sleuth.
From "one of the most acute and lasting writers of her generation" (The New York Times), a ghost story set in the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries, an elegiac consideration of grief, devotion (filial and romantic), and the vanishing and persistence of all things--seen and unseen.
A stunning history of the first national anti-terrorist campaign waged on American soil--when Ulysses S. Grant wielded the power of the federal government to dismantle the KKK.
"Honey, if cookin' is a chore, then you ain't been doin' it right."--author and Lord Honey chef Jason Smith. From Kentucky 'Nanners Foster Waffles to 'Lasses-Glazed Carrots to Sweet Tea and Bourbon Fried Chicken, celebrate the art of "Country Bling" cooking with recipes that will have you digging out the cast-iron skillet and running to the store for some butter.
An "important, deeply affecting--and regrettably relevant" (New York Times) chronicle of a sinister idea of freedom: white Americans' freedom to oppress others and their fight against the government that got in their way. Cowie won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction for this book.
"All you have is all you need" is the life lesson entrepreneur Mignon François learned as she turned the $5 she had to feed her family dinner for the week into a multi-million-dollar bakery brand. With no experience and no recipe for success, or cake for that matter, her path was truly made from scratch.
From J. A. Jance's New York Times bestselling Brady and Walker novels, federal investigator Dan Pardee, Brandon Walker's son-in-law, crosses paths with Sheriff Joanna Brady as he traces the bloody path of a merciless serial killer across the Southwest in this intense thriller.
In Notes from the Road: A Filmmaker's Journey through American Music, Mugge describes the genesis of his twenty-five key music films, the methods employed in making them, and the experiences shared by him, his crews, and his subjects. This retrospection is organized not so much chronologically as thematically, in order to reveal connective tissue among efforts made over multiple decades.
The characters from the Nathaniel trilogy and the cast from the Peeper trilogy come together in Ron York's latest novel, Charlie's Encore.
A tour de force of comedy and reflection about the perilous journey from kindergarten to twelfth grade and beyond--from the beloved stand-up comic and creator of The Great Depresh.
Deep Dish Conversations began as a running online interview series in which host Jerome Moore sits down over pizza with Nashville leaders and community members to talk about the past, present, and future of the city and what it means to live here.
An exuberant collection of two decades of Major Jackson's passionately intelligent poetry.
Demonstrating how crimes, convictions, and clemency functioned within a slave society that upheld the property interests of white Virginians, Nunley reveals the frequency with which owners preferred to keep the accused in bondage, which allowed them, behind the veil of paternalism, to continue to benefit from Black women's labor.
A fire that led to the founding of FEMA. A school desegregation in a small Tennessee town. The secret community that helped build the atomic bomb. These gripping true stories make Tennessee history come alive.
Americana Portrait Sessions is the first photography book to take a comprehensive view of contemporary Americana music. The collection features intimate portraits that reveal the strength, heart, and soul of nearly two hundred great artists from the big tent that is Americana music, all shot through the expert lens of Jeff Fasano.
The landscape of Australian wine is cracking with new energy and historic traditions that make it one of the most exciting wine-producing countries in the world right now. But the scholarship on Australian wine hasn't always matched the output. How to Drink Australian corrects that.
The #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Wings of Fire series soars to even greater heights with an all-new collection of stories and art from readers' favorite dragon world!
Journalist Brian Fairbanks explores how the final showdown between David Duke and Edwin Edwards in November 1991 led to a major shift in our national politics, as well as the rise of the radical right and white supremacist groups, and how history repeated itself in the 2016 presidential election. The story of these political "wizards," almost forgotten by history, remains eerily prescient and disturbingly relevant, and a compulsive page-turner.
Creativity is not a talent. The lead singer of a famous rock band, a bestselling and beloved Young Adult author, and a Grammy-nominated songwriter share their journeys with creativity, and how you can explore yours.
The music that would come to be known as hip-hop was born at a party in the Bronx in the summer of 1973. Now, fifty years later, it's the most popular music genre in America.
Stacy Kranitz is an American photographer who works in the documentary tradition and lives in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Tennessee. She has made long-term personal projects about the Appalachian region and worked as an assignment photographer for magazines and newspapers. Kranitz's work is held in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Harvard Art Museums.
Just before the United States enters the Vietnam War, eleven-year-old Bé and her three-footed kitten Mèo must rise above the injustices of war to find the comfort, safety, and love of a found family.
Deeply poignant and astonishingly personal, this "moving story of a death in Tennessee" (Bill Moyers) shows hope can endure, grace can redeem, and humanity can exist--even in the darkest of places
In All That Moves Us, Dr. Jay Wellons pulls back the curtain to reveal the profoundly moving triumphs, haunting complications, and harrowing close calls that characterize the life of a pediatric neurosurgeon, bringing the high-stakes drama of the operating room to life with astonishing candor and honest compassion.