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Chapter 16 is a digital language & literature program of Humanities Tennessee

Executive Director:
Tim Henderson

Director of Literature & Language Programs:
Serenity Gerbman

Margaret Renkl

Wayne Christeson

Photography Editor:
Mary Emily Vatt

Contributing Writers: Tracy Barrett, Ralph Bowden, Maria Browning, Tina Chambers, Emily Choate, Julie Danielson, Susannah Felts, Randy Fox, Liz Garrigan, Aram Goudsouzian, Faye Jones, Sean Kinch, Peter Kuryla, Kathryn Leache, Paul McCoy, Sarah Norris, Charlotte Pence, Lyda Phillips, Clay Risen, Chris Scott, Ed Tarkington, Michael Ray Taylor, Stephen Usery, Beth Waltemath, Nicki Pendleton Wood, Erica Wright

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Not Every Apocalypse Has Zombies

In The Alliance, Jolina Petersheim considers faith in a time of apocalypse

by Faye Jones

May 25, 2016 Jolina Petersheim’s latest novel The Alliance, explores what it means to be moral when the world ends as you know it. While no zombies roam rural Montana, the residents of the Old Order Mennonite community there must face some hard choices that put their faith and their lives to the test. Jolina Petersheim will discuss The Alliance at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 3, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Published Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Bildung a New Voice in Coming-Of-Age Novels

Matthew Quick’s new YA novel about a cult classic is sure to become one itself

by Sarah Carter

May 24, 2016 In Matthew Quick’s Every Exquisite Thing, teen Nanette O’Hare grapples with what looks a lot like a midlife crisis, though she’s a teenager. Quick will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 2, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Published Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A Crying Shame

Richard Russo returns with Everybody’s Fool, a sequel to one of his best-loved novels

by Ed Tarkington

May 23, 2016 With Everybody’s Fool, Richard Russo returns to North Bath, New York, stomping grounds of Donald “Sully” Sullivan, one of recent fiction’s most endearing heroes. In this sequel to Nobody’s Fool, the gang’s all back, ten years older but no less susceptible to the slings and arrows of hardscrabble life in Bath. Russo will give a free public reading at the Nashville Public Library on May 31, 2016, at 6:15 p.m.

Published Monday, 23 May 2016

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