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Notes from Ann (and Geraldine): History Lesson

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(photo: Vineyard Gazette)

Not too long ago I was out walking Sparky when one of my neighbors stopped me on the street and asked me what she should read on vacation. I’m good at this game. I asked her what she liked. Read the rest of this entry »

Music City Food & Wine (& Books)

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It’s a two-part question: If you were invited to a fantasy literary-culinary potluck, what author (living or dead) would you bring as your guest, and what dish would you bring? We asked six chefs who’ll be in attendance at the Music City Food and Wine festival on September 15-17, 2017, when culinary experts from around the country come to show off their skills in Nashville. Here’s what they said: Read the rest of this entry »

“Parnassus on Wings” – Announcing Our New Airport Store!

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Barbecue, local brews, honky-tonk lounges, and live music — Nashville International Airport is practically a Music City destination unto itself. Now books enter the mix, as Parnassus Books and Hudson Group join forces to offer traveling book-lovers a uniquely Nashville experience. You’re looking at the first sneak-preview pictures of the Parnassus Books airport store! Read the rest of this entry »

8 Fabulous Fall Books, Recommended By Your Favorite Authors

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Last fall, we were raving about their books. This fall, we’ve brought them on board to share the books they’re most excited about. Please welcome novelists Caroline Leavitt, Ruth Ware, Jade Chang, and Jeff Zentner as our guests on Musing today — and find out what books they’re anticipating most for the upcoming season. Who better to recommend a good read than the people who wrote some of your favorites?  Read the rest of this entry »

All the Light We Cannot See (And Other Books That Aren’t Really About the Eclipse, Plus a Few That Are)

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Raise your hand if you’ve gone a little eclipse-crazy. (Everyone in this bookstore just raised both hands.) Things have been especially exciting around Nashville lately, as hotels are filling up with visitors wanting to view the sky along the “path of totality.” As usual, we’re processing this moment by gathering books about it. Read the rest of this entry »

What Book Club Feels Like . . . When You’re the Author

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Author Anton DiSclafani at a book event for The After Party (at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Georgia), with a small, handsome helper.

Anton DiSclafani’s novels are book-club gold — the stories so rich with secrets and betrayals, the characters so complex and real. Both The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls and The After Party practically beg the question, “What would you have done in her shoes?” We can’t wait to talk with DiSclafani when she joins us in person for Parnassus Book Club on July 17. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Reasons You Must Read Roxane Gay’s New Book, Hunger

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“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.” – Roxane Gay, Hunger Read the rest of this entry »