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2016 Tennessee Bibliography: A through M


*Abbott, E. F., & Noble, S. John Lincoln Clem: Civil War drummer boy. New York, NY: Feiwel & Friends. Writing under the pseudonym of E. F. Abbott, author Kristin O’Donnell Tubb lives in Tennessee. This is a fictional retelling of the legend of John Clem, who ran away from his Ohio home to become a drummer boy during the Civil War.

Abraham, K. More than rivals: A championship game and a friendship that moved a town beyond black and white. Farmington Hills, MI: Thorndike Press. By 1970, racial tension was at a breaking point in the southern town of Gallatin, Tennessee. At the end of the 1970 season, all-white Gallatin High and all-black Union High faced each other in a once-in-a-lifetime championship game.

Adams, A. A Christmas miracle (Series: Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, Book 3). Don Mills, Ontario, Canada: Harlequin Enterprises. This is a story of near financial failure at the holidays in Bliss, Tennessee. Is that love in the air?

Adams, P., Bridges, A., & Wise, K. Smoky Jack: The adventures of a dog and his master on Mount le Conte. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. In 1925, Smoky Jack became the assistant, bodyguard, and best friend of Paul Adams. Together, they were guardians of Mount Le Conte, the 3rd highest peak of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is a true account of a very special dog and his master.

*Adamson, T. The Tennessee Titans story (Series: NFL teams). Minneapolis, MN: Bellwether Media. This juvenile book tells about the team and some of the exciting games through the years.

Akers, W. M. Mrs. Ravenbach's way: A novel (Series: The amazing escapades of Toby Wilcox, Book 1). New York, NY: Regan Arts. A native of Nashville, William Akers has taught screenwriting and filmmaking at Vanderbilt University for 19 years.

Alexander, M. Faith in the spotlight: Thriving in your career while staying true to your beliefs. New York, NY: Howard Books. Megan Alexander is a national correspondent for Inside Edition and a special correspondent for Thursday Night Football on CBS. She divides her time between New York and Nashville.

Allison, B. Murder & mayhem in Nashville. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. Author Brian Allison has a degree in American History from Austin Peay State University. In this novel he illustrates the darker shades of Nashville’s colorful past: Smoky Row, a murderous temptress with poison in the city streets, gunfights, etc.

Anderson, M. Zarathustra stone. Nashville, TN: S.Ph. [Sophia and Philosophia] Press. Mark Anderson is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Belmont University in Nashville. This is a fictionalized, but true to the facts, account of the day Friedrich Nietzsche thought the thought that changed his life, and that would, he believed, alter the course of western intellectual history.

Army, T. Engineering victory: How technology won the Civil War. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. The author demonstrates how the education, training, and talents of the Northern soldiers spelled the difference between success and failure in the Civil War.

Arnold, R., & Kelly, A. Through orange colored glasses: Memories of a big orange fan. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). This is a must for anyone who enjoys the magic of Tennessee football. The author compiled reviews he wrote of the games and details over 50 seasons with all of the ebb and flow, success and failures.

Arnoult, D. Galaxie wagon: Poems. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. Darnell Arnoult teaches at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.

Bacon, N. Strolling Chattanooga: Winter in the scenic city (Series: Goodhealthdiva's peaceful strolls, Book 1). [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). The author, who lives in the Tennessee Valley, considers herself a "resident tourist" in Chattanooga and an advocate of good health. This book, filled with photographs of places throughout Chattanooga, encourages readers to walk and explore the city.

Baggett, M. Vegetarian sushi secrets: 101 healthy and delicious recipes. Tokyo, Japan; Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing. Marisa Baggett lives in Memphis.

Bailey, R. Between black and white (Series: McMurtrie and Drake legal thrillers, Book 2). [Seattle, WA]: Thomas & Mercer. Secrets and lies were a part of life in Pulaski, Tennessee, a town trying hard to live down its notoriety as the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan. In 1966, Bocephus Haynes saw the murder of his father by the Klan and now returns as an African American lawyer pursuing justice in his father’s name.

Balfour, A., & Grosberg, M. Lonely Planet Civil War trail road trips (Series: Travel guides). [New York, NY]: Lonely Planet. Itineraries and planning advice to plan a visit to Civil War battlefields or the lively music culture of the South.

Ballentine, K. B. The perfume of leaving. San Francisco, CA: Blue Light Press. Poet K. B. Ballentine lives in Chattanooga where she teaches creative writing, theatre arts, and literature to high school and college students.

Bass, J. Without mercy: A body farm novel. New York, NY: William Morrow. Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. Dr. Bass is the creator of the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Facility, widely known as the Body Farm.

Beaty, E., Bowden, R., Choplosky, A., Biery, J.R., Gallo, S., Gentry, P., . . . Smith, T. Tales from the holler. [n.p.]: Published by authors (CreateSpace). Several writers from he Upper Cumberland in the hills and mountains of Middle Tennessee contribute short stories to this collection.

*Benjamin, B. My seventh-grade life in tights. New York, NY: Yearling. Brooks Benjamin lives in Tennessee. All Dillon wants is to be a real dancer, but his dad wants him to play football, and Dillon's freestyle crew, the Dizzee Freekz, says that dance studios are for sell-outs

Benson, R. Punching holes in the dark: Living in the light of the world. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. Robert Benson lives in Nashville.

Billig, J. (Ed.). Western Tennessee fishing map guide (Spiral-bound, 4th ed.). [Superior, WI]: Sportsman's Connection. Contour fishing maps with detailed fishing information; stream fishery and over 70 other lakes; catfish of the Mississippi and the crappies of Lake Kentucky; plenty of fishing opportunities in the western third of the Volunteer State.

Billig, J., & Sportsman's Connection. Eastern Tennessee fishing map guide (Fishing maps guides book, spiral-bound). [Superior, WI]: Sportsman's Connection. This 4th edition is a newly updated guide to fishing in Eastern Tennessee.

Blackburn, B. The doctor’s daughter: The choice. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Belle Blackburn was born in Knoxville and writes about Civil War-era Tennessee. This historical novel is the sequel to The Doctor’s Daughter: Journey to Justice.

*Blake, A. H. Suffer love. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Ashley Herring Blake lives in Nashville. Hadley St. Clair and Sam Bennett are teenagers caught up in the grip of their mutual attraction--but adultery, family secrets, and betrayal threaten to drive them apart  

Bledsoe, A. Chapel of ease (Series: Novel of the Tufa, Book 4). New York, NY: Tor. Alex Bledsoe was born and raised in West Tennessee.

*Bledsoe, J., & Warrick, J. Hammer and nails. Brooklyn, NY: Flashlight Press. Josh Bledsoe lives outside of Nashville, where he teaches elementary school. After her play date is cancelled, a young girl and her dad have a fun day tackling their to-do lists together.

Blount, R. Save room for pie: Food songs and chewy ruminations. New York, NY: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Roy Blount, Jr. attended Vanderbilt University.

*Bodden, V. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (Series: Turning points). Mankato, MN: Creative Education. A historical account of Martin Luther King's assassination, including the events leading up to the final hours in Memphis, for a juvenile audience.

Bohannon, Z., & Thorn, J. American demon hunters - Nashville, Tennessee (Series: American demon hunters, Book 1). [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace).

Bond, S. Nashville - 2017 (Series: The food enthusiast's complete restaurant guide). [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Nashville’s most exciting restaurants as well as lesser known establishments receive honest reviews about food and beverages.

Bradford, J. L., & Harden, A. The awakening of HK Derryberry: My unlikely friendship with the boy who remembers everything. Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group. Both authors live in Tennessee. This is the true story of how one man was willing to step out of his upper middle-class world into the life of a young, disabled boy with a dismal future.

Bradley, M. Death in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Stories of accidents and foolhardiness in the most popular park. Lanham, MD: Lyons Press. This is a collection of cautionary tales for armchair travelers and park visitors alike who will learn of the dangers possible in America's most visited national park.

Brandt, R. Painted trillium: A novel of the Civil War. [Nashville, TN]: Wandering in the Words Press. A native of Norris, Tennessee, the author graduated from Centre College and received the JD from Vanderbilt University where he was an adjunct faculty member. He is a retired judge and lawyer living in Nashville. Painted Trillium is his first work of fiction which explores the impact of the Civil War on women in particular and how it altered their lives forever.

Brooks, D. Too pretty to live: The catfishing murders of East Tennessee. New York, NY: Diversion Publishing. The author lives in Telford, Tennessee and has been a prosecuting attorney for 17 years in Northeast Tennessee. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee. This is a true account of a Tennessee crime.

Brooks, K. Cookin' it with Kix: The art of celebrating and the fun of outdoor cooking. Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group. Kix Brooks is a founding partner of Arrington Vineyards, in Arrington, Tennessee.

Broughton, R. Sheriff Buford Pusser: Headlines pictorial history. [Cleveland, TN]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Sheriff Buford Pusser was the legendary sheriff McNairy County, located along Tennessee's border with Mississippi and was known nation-wide for being tough and fair.

Browning, L. S. Pickett house. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Linda Browning is retired from the University of Tennessee, Office of Research and Social Work and lives in Middle Tennessee. She writes of the bed and breakfast mansion in the small rural town of Bigby, Tennessee, once home to Elizabeth Pickett who died peacefully at the age of ninety six. Her story of a young girl’s life is told through the Pickett House.

Bryant, J. The dream chaser. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). This is a “mostly true” account with the highs, lows, and many of adventures of a Southern boy growing up in the 1940s and 1950s.

Burnett, S. The over-mountain men. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). This work was first published in 1895 as an article titled "The Over-mountain Men: Some Passages from a Page of Neglected History." It focuses on how East Tennessee had been overlooked, while “Cotton was King” and the country was growing. The Civil War brought attention to East Tennessee which brought changes forever.

Burroughs, D., & Turner, J. Faith acts: A provocative call to live what you believe. Birmingham, AL: New Hope. Based on James 1:22, this work uses scriptural and personal ministry insights to explain how authentic faith is based on how the teachings of the Bible are applied in one’s life. Both authors live in Tennessee.

Burton, R. The benefit of grace: A novel of Pikeville, Tennessee. Indianapolis, IN: Printing Partners. This is a traditional Southern story of story of faith and questioning in the author’s hometown of Pikeville, Tennessee.

Butters, K. A visit to Graceland mansion. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). On the United States National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark, Graceland remains a popular destination and this is another guide for travelers.

Byrn, A. American cake: From colonial gingerbread to classic layer, the story behind our best-loved cakes from past to present. Emmaus, PA: Rodale. Anne Byrn lives in Nashville.

Calkins, G. After the jump: Columns of the best 20 years in Memphis sports. Oxford, MS: The Nautilus Publishing Company. Geoff Calkins moved to Memphis in 1996, and has been writing sports for the Commercial Appeal ever since. He is the lead sports columnist for The Commercial Appeal and the host of “The Geoff Calkins Show” on 92.9FM-ESPN. This book compiles the best about Memphis, Memphians, and the way that sports have transformed the spirit of the city.

Camden Chronicle. Benton County, Tennessee: A pictorial history. Morley, MO: Acclaim Press. This pictorial history tells the story of Benton County, Tennessee, from 1800 to present. The county seat is Camden.

Cameron, III, J. W. The red dagger society (Series: The Sewanee series, Book 1). [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). This novel is set at a university on the South Cumberland Plateau that experiences a breach in the honor code. As the dean of the university investigates, he finds things that threaten the social order at the school.

Cameron, III, J. W. The tapestry: A hymn for the Cherokee (Series: The Sewanee series, Book 2). [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). The author is a practicing lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee. In this novel, the State of Georgia sues the State of Tennessee, claiming an 1818 survey falsely deprived Georgia of access to Nickajack Lake on the Tennessee River near the Georgia line. Then two lawyers for the Cherokee Nation get involved to argue that neither state has a true claim to this area.

Campbell, J. The great Magness trial: The killing of Patton Anderson, the trial of the Magness family, and the pursuit of justice on the Tennessee frontier. [Dickson, TN]: BrayBree Publishing. This book recounts one of the most celebrated murder cases in early Tennessee history which had influence from various notables such as Andrew Jackson. Most of the documentation is from trial transcripts and other testimony.

Campbell-Reed, E. Anatomy of a schism: How clergywomen's narratives reinterpret the fracturing of the Southern Baptist convention. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. The author is the Coordinator for Coaching, Mentoring, and Internship at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville. The author examines contributions of women in the 1979 to 2000 struggle of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) which ended in a schism that changed the denomination forever.

Campos, C. The grandparent tree. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Cheryl Campos lives in East Tennessee.

Carey, C. Holly grove homecoming. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). The author, born and raised in a small Tennessee town, writes knowledgeably about fictional Tennessee mountain towns. In this story, Carly Morrison moves to town and tries to solve a twenty-year-old murder mystery, but must work with FBI Agent Trooper Myers. Can they trust each other enough to solve the mystery and plan for the future?

Carter, D. A. Brother Bill: President Clinton and the politics of race and class. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press. Daryl A. Carter is associate professor of History and graduate coordinator for the Department of History at East Tennessee State University.

*Cary, G. When I grow up, I'm going to play for ... the Tennessee volunteers! Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. This book is for the great UT Vols fan, young or young-at-heart.

Cathey, T., & Waddey, G. "Forward my brave boys”: A history of the 11th Tennessee volunteer infantry C.S.A. 1861-1865. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press. This account is of a unit comprised of ten companies, organized in the early spring of 1861, from five Middle Tennessee counties who fought bravely for a cause in which they believed.

Cherry, J. E. Edge of the wind. Nacogdoches, TX: Stephen F. Austin State University Press. James Cherry lives in Tennessee. This novel is set in Tennessee.

Clark, G. A table in the frontier: Pioneers, protestants & the presence of God: Amazing events and astonishing first-hand accounts of the second great awakening in Kentucky and Tennessee. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Amid alcoholism, murder, rape, and all kinds of evils in the 1790s American society, there developed a “holy groundswell” that became known as The Second Great Awakening in America. This book describes camp meetings and postulates whether it is time for another “Great Awakening” in modern time.

Clark, T. Equilibrium: Poems. Durham, NC: Bull City Press. Tiana Clark recently graduated from Vanderbilt’s MFA program where she served as the poetry editor of the Nashville Review.

*Clarkson, K., & Hughes, L. River Rose and the magical lullaby. New York, NY: Harper. Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson has sold over twenty-one million albums worldwide and has had ten singles in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. She lives in Nashville with her husband and kids.

Clayton, M. Blessed are the wholly broken (Series: Tennessee delta, Book 1). Deltona, FL: Thomas-Jacob Publishing. Clayton is a licensed psychotherapist and freely writes of reality of human struggles. This novel involves 1980s Memphis and college friends who walk through friendship and some dark secret together.

Clayton, M. A woman misunderstood (Series: Tennessee delta, Book 2). Deltona, FL: Thomas-Jacob Publishing. The author set this crime novel on a family farm in rural Tennessee.

Clement, B., Weichlein, P., & Guerin, D. Presidents, kings, and convicts: My journey from the Tennessee governor's residence to the halls of Congress. Bloomington, IN: Archway Publishing. This is a memoir of U.S. Congressman Bob Clement, who grew up in the Tennessee’s governor’s residence as son of Governor Frank G. Clement.

Cobb, K. Ghosts and demons: The truth of the bell witch. [n.p.]: Lulu.Com. This work further examines the 1817 Bell Witch Poltergeist case of Adams, Tennessee.

Cohen, P. The Jackson project: War in the American workplace. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. In 1989, a Jackson, Tennessee textile mill experienced the realities of a brutal labor dispute which is vividly described by the author, a staff member of Workers United.

Cole, R. Tennessee boy: Life sketches and poems. Des Moines, IA: Zion Publishing. The author is from Humboldt, Tennessee and has been all over the world. From his modest beginnings in a small segregated farming community to his growing multicultural network of friends and extended family on five continents, he has overcome barriers and restrictions imposed on him as “a Tennessee Boy.” Learn from the life lessons and wisdom Cole has accumulated during his journey as expressed in his poetry.

Coleman, C. Ambrose Bierce and the period of honorable strife: The Civil War and the emergence of an American writer. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. Christopher K. Coleman is a resident of Nashville and an adjunct instructor at Volunteer State College.He writes about Bierce’s wartime experience with the Ninth Indiana Regiment who spent much time in Tennessee, including near Shiloh.

Collins, D. Army of Tennessee. [Jefferson, NC]: McFarland Publishing. On November 20, 1862 the Army of Tennessee was officially formed and became the main Confederate fighting force in the Civil War's Western Theater. Based on the official fecords, this book details the often neglected army's organization, strength, and casualties during its three year history.

*Connery-Boyd, P. University of Tennessee: The big book of football activities. [n.p.]: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. Secret messages, connect the dots, solve football mazes, draw the Tennessee logo! Hours of fun for the UT football fan!

Connolly, D. The book of Isaias: A child of Hispanic immigrants seeks his own America. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. A Memphis native and long-time resident, author Daniel Connolly is a staff reporter for The Commercial Appeal. This nonfiction narrative was named one of “Southern Living's Best Books of 2016.”

Cook, J. Sweet pepper hero (Series: Sweet pepper fire brigade mystery, Book 4). New York, NY: Berkley Prime Crime. A local moonshine distillery fire and rumors of a whiskey war erupt in Sweet Pepper. This novel is set in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

Coolidge, R., & Walker, M. Delta lady: A memoir. New York, NY: Harper. This is an intimate memoir of Rita Coolidge, the two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, who was born in Lafayette, Tennessee and attended high school in Nashville.

Coomer, S. H. Lightness of body and mind: A radical approach to weight and wellness. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Sarah Hays Coomer is a contributor to the Nashville Scene and writes a column for The East Nashvillian called “Simple Pleasures.”

Cornelius, M., & Parker, C. The final season: The perseverance of Pat Summitt. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. The winningest coach in the history of NCAA basketball, Pat Summitt met a devastating foe which she faced with courage: early-onset Alzheimer's disease. The author, Maria Cornelius, is a Knoxville, Tennessee journalist who has written about the Lady Vols basketball program since 1998. The foreword was written by former UT Lady Vol, now Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) standout, Candace Parker.

Cotton, D. If your back's not bent: The role of the Citizenship Education Program in the civil rights movement (Reprint edition). New York, NY: Atria Paperback. Dorothy Cotton’s Citizenship Education Program has been called the best-kept secret of the twentieth century’s civil rights movement and was critical in preparing legions of disenfranchised people across the south to work with existing systems of local government to gain access to services and resources they were entitled to as citizens. Dorothy Cotton recounts the accomplishments of the program and her experiences in the civil rights movement.

Coupe, J. M. True stories at the smoky view: A novel. Berkeley, CA: She Writes Press. Jill McCroskey Coupe grew up in Knoxville.

Crook, J. The covenant (Series: A Jackie Lyons mystery, Book 2). New York, NY: Minotaur Books. Protagonist Jackie Lyons, former vice detective with the Memphis Police Department, is now making ends meet photographing crime scenes; and, she can see ghosts!

Crowder, T., Forrester, C., & Morgan, D. The liberal redneck manifesto: Draggin' Dixie outta the dark. New York, NY: Atria Books. Trae Crowder grew up in Tennessee where he currently lives with his wife and two sons. Drew Morgan is a stand-up comedian, writer, and husband from rural East Tennessee.

Crownover, A. Nashville boo: Scary tales of the city. St. Louis, MO: Reedy Press. The author is a sixth-generation Nashvillian and showcases the most famous--and most haunted--places in the Music City.

Cullom, J. Warm hearts and saddlebags: Journal of the Reverend Jeremiah W. Cullom, 1828-1915 (Annotated edition). Nashville, TN: Circuit Rider Press. First published in 1968, this genealogy is a journal of the pioneer preacher from the Upper Cumberland and reprinted by the Memphis, Tennessee Genealogical Society.

Dark, D. Life's too short to pretend you're not religious. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, InterVarsity Press. David Dark teaches at the Tennessee Prison for Women, Charles Bass Correctional Facility, and Belmont University where he is assistant professor in the College of Theology.

Darnell, G. Deadly decision: A Carson Reno mystery (Series: Carson Reno mystery, Book 15). [n.p.]: Lulu Publishing Services. The author was raised in Humboldt, Tennessee and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. In the 1970s he worked from his office in the Memphis Peabody Hotel on which much of the Carson Reno Series is based. This story involves the mysterious murder of a Tennessee Highway Patrol member and there are no clues. Are the bad guys winning?

Darnell, T. From the Tennessee backwoods to the blueberry hill country of Austin...: My journey of becoming a southern liberal [n.p.]: Amazon Digital Services. The author, formerly of Kingsport, Tennessee, uses her pen in attempts to sway undecided voters in the 2016 Presidential election. She describes her transformation from a very conservative background to being very active and choosing to align with the Democratic Party.

Dean, F. F., & Malloy, B. M. Mathis, Carlton, Shelley of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee since 1618: And allied American families, Clay, Drew, Harris, Hoskins, Johnson/Johnston, Malloy, Mason, Rust, Smithwick, Swan, Woolard. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). This work unfolds the genealogy and American ancestors of Bernard Mathis Malloy.

Dean, F. F., & Malloy, B. M. The Woollard family of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee since 1650, and allied American families. Washington, DC: Published by authors (CreateSpace). Genealogy about the Isaac Woollard family whose ancestors arrived in VA in 1650. It focuses on the line that branched into Loudoun County, Tennessee.

Dean, K., & Cass, M. Nashville, the South's new metropolis. Memphis, TN: CityInk Company. This book gives an account of the rapid growth of Nashville over recent years. There are many illustrations and interviews of noted citizens of the Music City.

DeColo, K. My dinner with Ron Jeremy. Nashville, TN: Third Man Books. Poet Kendra DeColo is book editor at Muzzle Magazine and guest teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

DiSclafani, A. The after party. New York, NY: Riverhead Books. Novelist Anton DiSclafani was born in Memphis.

Douglas, M. Now you know Nashville: The ultimate guide to the pop culture and sounds that made music city! (2nd ed.). Nashville, TN: Wild Cataclysm Press. This 2nd edition of Now You Know Nashville adds over 50 new sites on the tour of the iconic structures of the city: Ryman auditorium, the WSM "diamond" tower, and the Batman building, RCA Studio B, the Hermitage Hotel, and more!

Dowdy, G. W. Scouting in Memphis: A history of the Chickasaw Council, BSA. [n.p.]: Amazon Digital Services. Formerly of the Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board, the author writes extensively of Memphis and area history. This is a history and account of the major role Memphis played in bringing Scouting to African Americans by establishing the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 1915.

Ducker, D. Terror at Gold Creek. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). The author has been a freelance writer in East Tennessee, a Tennessee real estate agent, as well as Tennessee certified general appraiser and instructor. This is a mostly fictional account of challenges faced by a family who experienced malicious treatment by residents in the neighborhood.

Dunlap, S. W. Knead. Charlotte, NC: Main Street Rag Publishing Company. Poet Sue Dunlap lives near Walland, Tennessee, where she and her husband live on and work a cattle farm.

Duvall, E. Country music hair. New York, NY: Harper Design. Erin Duvall has a degree in music business from Belmont University and lives in Nashville. This book showcases the most notable bobs, beehives, bouffants, mullets, hats, wigs and curls from the 1960s to the present, alongside interviews with hairstylists and musicians and a full history of the “dos of the decade."

Duvall, J. Unrationed hope: Poems. Oak Ridge, TN: Iris Press. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Judith Duvall currently lives near English Mountain and the shores of Douglas Lake in Jefferson County, Tennessee.

Dye, D. New Deal archaeology in Tennessee: Intellectual, methodological, and theoretical contributions. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. David Dye is professor of Archaeology at the University of Memphis and in this book writes of Southeastern Archaeology in the 1930s. He has collected 12 essays about the extensive archaeological fieldwork directed by the Smithsonian Institution in the early months of 1934 in preparation for the flooding that would take place due to the Tennessee Valley Authority Act that would eventually flood thousands of miles of land.

Eckard, P. G. Thomas Wolfe and lost children in Southern literature. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. Paula Gallant Eckard uses Wolfe's novel as a starting point to trace thematic connections among contemporary southern novels that are comparably evocative in their treatment of lostness.

Editors of Sports Illustrated. Sports Illustrated Peyton Manning retirement tribute issue - University of Tennessee cover: So long, sheriff. [Tampa, FL]: Sports Illustrated. Peyton Manning played college football for the University of Tennessee, leading the Tennessee Volunteers to the 1997 SEC Championship in his senior season. This edition is printed on demand.

Eggleston, W., Prodger, P., & National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain). William Eggleston: Portraits. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. World renowned Memphis-born photographer William Eggleston is best known for capturing life in his home state of Tennessee and the people he encountered there.

Ellison, J. T. Field of graves: A thrilling suspense novel (Series: A Taylor Jackson novel, Book 8). Grand Haven, MI: Brilliance Audio. This gripping psychological thriller series focuses on the investigations of Lieutenant Taylor Jackson who in this book investigates a murder in Nashville. This book is the first book written for the series but was never published until now. It gives background of the characters well-known to those who read books 1-7.

Ellison, J. T. No one knows: A thriller. New York, NY: Gallery Books. J. T. Ellison writes standalone domestic noir and psychological thriller series. She lives in Nashville. 

Emerson, T. Nashville restaurant guide 2017: Best rated restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee - 500 restaurants, bars and cafés recommended for visitors. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). This work provides reviews of restaurants arranged by cuisine types in the Nashville area.

Erickson, A. Making the unequal metropolis: School desegregation and its limits. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press. With Nashville as the focus, Erickson exposes policy choices that have affected the narratives of inequality.

Estep, J. Bitter bite (Series: Elemental assassin, Book 14). New York, NY: Pocket Books. Gin Blanco is one of the most intriguing heroines on the scene, queen bee of an underworld. Jennifer Estep’s series is set in the fictional Southern town of Ashland, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

Ezell, L. H. A record of our debts. Springfield, MO: Moon City Press. Laura Hendrix Ezell lives in Middle Tennessee. This is a collection of short stories.

Fanning, D. Treason in the secret city (Series: A Libby Clark mystery, Book 2). [Surrey, UK]: Severn House Publishers. This is the second in the World War II mystery series featuring research chemist-sleuth Libby Clark, a chemist at a secret facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Farrell, L. Five dog voodoo (Series: Mae December mystery, Book 5). [Seattle, WA]: Camel Press. Mae is a dog breeder who lives in the small town of Rosedale, Tennessee which is in Rose County. The characters experience murder and voodoo, all while a Weimaraner is nursing four pups.

Feinberg, J., Gao, Y., & Alexander, J. E. Caves and karst across time (Series: Special papers, Geological Society of America, no.516). Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America. This work brings greater knowledge and understanding of caves and karst systems through the nation. From Tennessee, it includes Raccoon Mountain Cave, in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the “Karst (sinkhole) Capitol of Tennessee” along Timber Ridge Road in Bluff City which is near Kingsport–Bristol (TN).

Ferris, W. The South in color: A visual journal. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. William Ferris is Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ferris coedited the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and is the author of Blues from the Delta. This collection of photographs are an emotional depiction of Southern life in the Delta.

Finch, J. Insiders' guide® to Nashville. (9th ed.). [Guilford, CT]: Globe Pequot Press. This guide is packed with information on the best attractions, restaurants, accommodations, shopping and events from the perspective of one who knows the area well.

Finger, M. Memphis in motion: How the automobile changed our city. [Memphis]: [Memphis: The city magazine]. Michael Finger is the executive editor of Memphis magazine, senior editor of the Memphis Flyer, and a graduate of the University of Memphis and LSU. He lives in the greater Memphis area.

Finzelber, S. Finz finds scenic rides in Tennessee. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). For motorcycle enthusiasts traveling the back roads of Tennessee, this 6x9 scenic motorcycle ride map book is a perfect resource.

Fiorenzo, S. The impossible art of falling (Series: Impossible art, Book 1). Ferndale, MI: Mad Hatter Publishing. This book presents characters who attempt to overcome grief through the healing power of horses and blossoming of love in Tennessee.

Fleming, P. The legacy of the moral tale: Children's literature and the English novel, 1744-1859. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. Patrick Fleming traces the rise and impact of the moral tale in children’s literature through the works of authors of 18th and 19th century Britain. He is an assistant professor of English at Fisk University, where he also directs the W. E. B. Du Bois Honors Program.

Fowler, C., Tefre, M., & Richardson, J. Seeds on ice: Svalbard and the global seed vault. Westport, CT: Prospecta Press. Cary Fowler was born and raised in Memphis. He is the driving force behind the Arctic Circle’s Svalbard Global Seed Vault, the world’s largest and most diverse seed collection ever assembled.      

*Francisco, E. Mallory's world from A to Z. Knoxville, TN: Celtic Cat Publishing. Edward Francisco is Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Pellissippi State College in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is a children’s book of alphabet poems illustrated by the poet’s great niece.

Franks, J. Over the plain houses. Spartanburg, SC: Hub City Press. Julia Franks has roots in the Appalachian Mountains and has spent years kayaking the rivers and creeks of Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia. This novel is set in Depression-era Appalachia.

Frett, S. I took my camera for a walk. San Francisco, CA: Blurb. This is a book of fine art photography by the author in and around Kentucky and Tennessee.

Frye, J. Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains (Series: Moon travel handbooks). Berkeley, CA: Avalon Travel, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Packed with great ideas and advice for visiting the area; easy-to-carry guide, you'll find sightseeing highlights, handy maps, and shopping, restaurant, and hotel recommendations.

Futrell, T. The Futrell family of East Tennessee: The first four generations. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). The author is a life-long resident of Morgan and Roane Counties in Tennessee and in this book documents the roots and tree of his forefathers.

Gammon, C. Bizarre murders in Tennessee: 13 true stories. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). The author lives in Lafayette, Tennessee and in this book, explores 13 bizarre murder stories that have taken place in Tennessee from around 1798 until 1998.

Gammon, C. The Macon County race war. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). This is a true story of racial hatred from atop Tennessee's Highland Rim in 1911. It describes some horrible events that occurred in one small county in Tennessee more than a century ago.

Garrett, C. Diamond discoveries of a woman preacher: A word for female clergy and those wanting to ... understand them. [Searcy, AR]: Resource Publications. Cozette Garrett is an ordained Christian Church minister who lives and serves in the Greater Memphis area.

Garvey, A. J., & Parascandola, L. J. (Ed.). Amy Jacques Garvey: Selected writings from the Negro world, 1923–1928 (2nd ed.). Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. Amy J. Garvey, second wife of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, was an independent thinker and proflic writer during the 1920s.

Gaston, G., & Kreyling, C. Shaping the healthy community: The Nashville plan. Nashville, TN: Nashville Civic design center, Vanderbilt University Press. Author Gary Gaston, Director of the Nashville Civic Design Center, is a lecturer with the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. Author Christine Kreyling is the architecture and urban planning critic for the Nashville Scene and one of the founders of the Nashville Urban Design Forum and the Nashville Civic Design Center. This book analyzes Nashville in seven "transect zones"—natural, rural, suburban, urban, downtown, centers, and districts and provides a diagnosis of the area.

Gay, V. P. On the pleasures of owning persons: The hidden face of American slavery. Astoria, NY: International Psychoanalytic Books. Volney P. Gay is Professor of Religious Studies, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychotherapy Training and Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University.

Gentry, E. Recollections & reflections. [Rome, GA]: TMP Books. The author lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is a writing specialist for the University of Tennessee College of Law. She teaches in the university’s English department. Author Gentry writes of her memories of growing up in Barker’s Ridge outside of Dunlap, Tennessee during the 1950s and early 60s.

Gibson, M. Life in the key of Gibson. [n.p.]: Amazon Digital Services. The author is a singer/songwriter who grew up in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. This is a collection of sixteen short stories and nineteen original songs which remind the reader the sweet, simple moments of life.

Gilleylen, S. P. Anchored in life and adversity: Poems and inspirational writings that touch the heart and soul. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Author Sherlette Gilleylen lives in Memphis.

Gillum, J. The history of the sixteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment: Like lions at bay (Series: The history of the Sixteenth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Book 3).[n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). The author is a native Tennessean and has served as assistant military historian at the Carter House in Franklin, Tennessee, writing numerous titles on Tennesseans in the Civil War.

Glover, D. B. Unconscious knowledge. [United States]: Open Books. Novelist Beaird Glover grew up on a farm in rural Tennessee.

Gobbell, P. C. Secrets and shamrocks (Series: A Jordan Mayfair mystery, Book 1). Farmington Hills, MI: Five Star. Phyllis Gobbell is an associate professor of English at Nashville State Community College where she teaches writing and literature.

Goodman, K. The Tennessee highway death chant. [Chicago, IL]: Featherproof Books. An eerie story of endless night in a Firebird Trans Am that barrels through Southeastern Tennessee near the banks of the Hiwassee River in Polk County, Tennessee.

Goodnight, L. The memory house (Series: A Honey Ridge novel, Book 1). Don Mills, Ontario, Canada: Harlequin HQN. Romance, hope, and healing is found in Honey Ridge, Tennessee at the historic Peach Orchard Inn.

Goodnight, L. The rain sparrow: A Southern Women's fiction novel (Series: A Honey Ridge Novel, Book 2). New York, NY: HQN Books. This story carries a message of hope and light in a sometimes dark world. Can the main characters overcome fears and difficulties to share the discovery of life?

Goodspeed, W. Goodspeed's history of Montgomery County, Tennessee. [OK]: Vertical Limits Publishing. Montgomery County recovered from Union occupation and experienced economic growth and led the state in education and economic development. This volume includes the county history and biographical section of prominent residents.

*Grabenstein, C. Mr. Lemoncello's library olympics (Series: Mr. Lemoncello’s library, Book 2). New York, NY: Random House Books for Young Readers. Chris Grabenstein studied communications and theater at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Graham, B. Murder by kindness: The gift quilt (Series: A quilted mystery, Book 7). Waterville, ME: Five Star Publishing. In tiny Park County, Tennessee, chaos increases around Valentine’s Day with a suspicious death and other odd happenings.

Graves, J., Holmes, T., & Lee, E. Jeff Daniel Marion: Poet on the Holston. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. East Tennessee native Jeff Daniel Marion has come to be known as one of the most significant and beloved voices in Appalachian literature over the past four decades. The twenty-one pieces in this illuminating collection range from examinations of Marion’s poetry to considerations of his teaching career and influence on students, writers, and artists throughout the region and beyond.

Grimenstein, O. Under water: A natural disaster memoir. [Nashville, TN]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Owen Grimenstein, a middle school teacher in Middle Tennessee, was born and raised in Fairview, Tennessee and educated at Lipscomb University in Nashville. This book is his personal account of surviving the Nashville floods of May 2010, the fourth largest, non-hurricane natural disaster in American history.

Gritter, E. Memphis voices: Oral histories on race relations, civil rights, and politics. New Albany, IN: Elizabeth Gritter Publishing. Memphis Voices focuses both on formal and grassroots leaders in order to better make sense of political and civil rights developments from 1954 to 1969 years. This scholarship is Open Access on the Web.

Grooms, R. Red Grooms: Traveling correspondent. Memphis, TN: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Red Grooms (born 1937), a Nashville native, moved to New York City in 1956. This book explores the artist’s work and how its creation relates to the influence of New York and Tennessee.

Halton, B. Milk and sugar: The complete book of seersucker. Oxford, MS: Nautilus. Bill Haltom lives, writes, practices law, and wears seersucker in Memphis, Tennessee.

*Hamilton, J. Tennessee: The volunteer state. Minneapolis, MN: Abdo & Daughters. Presents the history, geography, climate, plants and animals, cities, transportation, natural resources, industry, sports, entertainment, and people of Tennessee, as well as general facts about the state.

Haraway, B. Early men: Stories. Beaumont, TX: Lamar University Literary Press. Britt Haraway was born and raised in the Memphis area, where many of his short stories are set.

Hardin, J. Small revolution. Hemet, CA: Kelsay Books, Aldrich Press. Poet Jeff Hardin was born in Savannah, Tennessee, is a graduate of Austin Peay State University and is currently professor of English at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tennessee.

Harper, C. A guide to wildlife food plots and early successional plants (2nd ed.). Knoxville: University of Tennessee Extension, The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The author is the Professor of Wildlife Management and the Extension Wildlife Specialist at the University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture. This is the "latest science-based information related to growing and managing food plots for wildlife” with the addition of the Plant Identification Guide.

Harris, L. Missing (Series: The Nikki Boyd files, Book 2). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. This is a good mystery with Nikki Boyd, an agent of the Tennessee Missing Persons task force, and her team a missing person’s case on arrival at a double homicide.

Harrison, T. The death and resurrection of Elvis Presley. London, England: Reaktion Books. The author writes of how Graceland, located in Memphis, was almost destroyed by those closest to Elvis shortly after his death. He writes of how with the guidance of Priscilla Presley, his estate became a successful, world renowned brand of the man and his music. This book is for the Elvis fan as well as for those who want to understand the “Elvis Religion” and devotion of his fans.

Hasler, V., & Appalachian Trail Conference. Appalachian Trail guide to Tennessee-North Carolina: Damascus, Virginia, to Fontana dam, north Carolina including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Series: Appalachian trail guides, 15th ed.). Asheville, NC: Appalachian Trail Conservancy. This is the official guide to the 302 miles of the Appalachian Trail, from Damascus, Va., near the Tennessee line south to the southern end of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Fontana Dam, NC.

Hauck, R. The wedding shop (Series: Heart’s bend, Book 2). Nashville, TN: Zondervan. 1930s brides come from far and near to Cora Scott’s wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee where people can realize their dreams and the magic of love.

Hawk, J. They came from Germany, aboard the Thistle. [n.p.]: Lulu Publishing Services. Thousands of German migrants came to the New World during the 1700s. The Grindstaff family sailed aboard the Thistle in 1738. Grindstaff descendants are traced through battles of the Revolutionary War, the War Between the States, the War of 1812, and forays against the Cherokee Indian Nation.

Head, T. Greens (Series: A savor the south cookbook). Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. Greens--collard, turnip, mustard, and more--are a defining staple of southern food culture. Author Thomas Head provides a fascinating culinary and natural history of greens in the South, as well as an overview of the many varieties of edible greens that are popular in the region.

Hebert, C. Angels of Detroit: A novel. New York, NY: Bloomsbury. Christopher Herbert teaches fiction writing at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Helm, G. Serpents and doves. Salem, OR: Rogue Phoenix Press. With the setting for this story at a Tennessee church affiliated college in the 1960s, challenges abound for characters who are dealing with the culture of the time: war, protests, the sexual revolution, and civil rights.

Helton, A. Dogwood alley (Book 1). [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). The author Alyssa Helton was raised in the hills of East Tennessee and writes of the farming families found there. This historical fiction novel follows a nurse, a reporter, and a carpenter as they navigate life in an ever-changing world on the brink of World War II.

Helton, A. If the crick don't rise: A Dogwood Alley story (Book 2). [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Author Alyssa Helton was raised in the hills of East Tennessee and in this sequel to Dogwood Alley, the Crawford and Vincent families of East Tennessee rely on their faith as they grow and adapt to an ever-changing society after WWII.

Hester, J. The house of cards murder: A Jonas Lauer mystery. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). In Monroe County, Tennessee, the newly elected Sheriff Jonas Lauer meets many challenges of his position each day while trying to put to rest conflict from the past.

Hewes, M. Pixieland, forest of sighs (Series: Pixieland, Book 2). [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). MaryBeth Hewes lives in Memphis.

Hicks, R. The orphan mother: A novel. New York, NY; Boston, MA: Grand Central Publishing. Robert Hicks lives in Tennessee.

Hill, M. Nutrition stripped: Whole-food recipes made deliciously simple. New York, NY: William Morrow. McKel Hill, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Founder of Nutrition Stripped; the source for a balanced wellbeing. She lives in Nashville.

*Hillen, O. Goodnight, Nashville. New York, NY: Harper Publishing, LLC. Written and illustrated by a Nashvillian! This title allows readers to wish goodnight and sweet dreams to some of the most Nashville notable places. Goodnight, Ryman. Goodnight, Grand Ole Opry. Goodnight, Loveless Café!

Hoffman, K. Buddy saves the day: Tennessee: The stranger in the cabin. [n.p.]: Tate Pub & Enterprises Ll. The author continues the adventures of Shawn and his faithful dog, Buddy.

Holcomb, R. O. A twist of tobacco (Series: A twist of tobacco, Book 1). [Sherman, TX]: Fountain Spring Publishing. This new series of three books is a fictional account based on historical information from the family of Ms. Holcomb’s father who lived in Tennessee before leaving the farmstead after trying to recover from the Civil war.

Holcomb, R. O. A vow unbroken (Series: A twist of tobacco, Book 2). [Sherman, TX]: Fountain Spring Publishing.

Holcomb, R. O. Heaven’s promise: The final twist (Series: A twist of tobacco, Book 3). [Sherman, TX]: Fountain Spring Publishing.

Hood, J. Warning order (Series: A search and destroy thriller, Book 2). New York, NY: Touchstone. Joshua Hood is currently a member of a full time SWAT team in Memphis, Tennessee, and has conducted countless stateside operations with the FBI, ATF, DEA, Secret Service, and US Marshals.

Hooker, J. History of Messick high school: 1908-1981. Memphis, TN: University of Memphis Tiger Copy Graphics Printing Services. For copies, contact

Huebner, T. S. Liberty and union: The Civil War era and American constitutionalism. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. Timothy S. Huebner is Irma O. Sternberg Professor of History at Rhodes College in Memphis.

Hughes, H. Tennessee yankee. Athens, AL: Books from the Pond. This historical novel is set in the era of the Civil War, and opens at Calla, a beautiful plantation in the rolling hills of Tennessee. This is a story of struggle with the “Yankee’s” conscience over the war, over friendships and over love.

Hutchinson, M. Love letters from the Tennessee hills. Nashville, TN: The Lucas, Forrest & China Publishing Company. This book contains over 300 letters written by George Powell and Genevra Yarnell during the courtship of this young, Tennessee couple during the early 1920's.

Hutsell, M. K. The dead shall rise: A tale of the mountains. Knoxville, TN: Celtic Cat Publishing. Melanie K. Hutsell currently lives in Maryville, Tennessee.

Inaba, M. John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson: The blues harmonica of Chicago’s Bronzeville (Series: Roots of American music: folk, Americana, blues, and country). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Mitsutoshi Inaba currently teaches courses on African American studies with a focus on music at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Jackson, C. W.A.I.T.—Women and intimate tales.[n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Chamel Jackson lives in Memphis.

Jakle, J. Supplanting America’s railroads: The early auto age, 1900-1940. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. This book examines the wide-ranging effects of the automobile, truck, and bus on American life and investigates the various ways in which railroads responded to this transportation competition.

James, B. Don't miss this: The history of pro wrestling in Kingsport, TN 1960-69. [n.p.]: Amazon Digital Services. This book takes a look at wrestling in Kingsport, TN in the 1960s when wrestling was king in the Model City. The author recounts over 100 years of history about East Tennessee wrestling and the promoters. Available only on Kindle.

Jasinski, S., York, K., Musgraves, K., Followill, N., & Williams, H. Nashville: Behind the curtain. San Rafael, CA: Insight Editions. With the exceptional photography of Sonya Jasinski and Kate York, this is an up-close, behind-the-scenes display with Nashville's most celebrated artists.

Jenkins, E. Race, representation; photography in 19th-century Memphis: From slavery to Jim Crow. London, England: Taylor & Francis Group. This book is a visual study of African Americans in nineteenth-century Memphis.

Johnson, L. C. Nitro mountain. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Lee Clay Johnson grew up around Nashville, Tennessee in a family of bluegrass musicians.

Johnson, R. G. The dogs buried over the bridge: A memoir in dog years. Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair. Rheta Grimsley Johnson was a reporter and columnist for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis from 1980 to 1994.

Johnson-Bennett, P. Catwise: America's favorite cat expert answers your cat behavior questions. New York, NY: Penguin Books. Pam Johnson-Bennett lives in Nashville, where she runs a private cat consulting business.

Judd, C. Crockett of Tennessee: A novel based on the life and times of David Crockett. New York, NY: Open Road Media. This important work first published in 1994 is now available in electronic format. Nearly two centuries after his death at the Alamo, Crockett remains a beloved figure.

Kelley, D. Honoring our heritage, shaping our future. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). After successful careers across the country, Dale Kelley returned to the small West Tennessee town of Huntingdon, where he served as mayor for more than two decades. He writes of his vision, legacy, and viability of small towns.

Kenyon, S. Dragonmark (Series: A dark-hunter novel, Book 20). New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. Author Sherrilyn Kenyon lives outside of Nashville.

Kidder, H. Blackberry winter. [n.p.]: Blue Light Press. Helga Kidder is co-founder of the Chattanooga Writers Guild and lives in the Tennessee hills with her husband.

Kienzle, R. The grand tour: The life and music of George Jones. New York, NY: Needy Street Books of HarperCollins Publishers. With a very difficult childhood and young life, this country singer raised to great fame. A star of the Grand Ole Opry, who for many years battled demons of alcohol, women, and drugs, influenced generations of singers. This biography describes a Jones that lived hard before finding contentment in his later years.

Killian, K. Tennessee peaches: Home sweet home. Hollidaysburg, PA: Divi Publishing. This slightly dysfunctional family in Honeybee, Tennessee welcomes back their daughter who has been living in London for two years. Descriptions of the family, situations, and potential love interest weave themselves through this novel.

Kilpatrick, S. Better get to livin'. New York, NY: Kensington Books. Sally Kilpatrick was born and raised in West Tennessee.

Kinchen, S. Black power in the Bluff City: African-American youth and student activism in Memphis, 1965-1975. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press. Author Dr. Shirletta Kinchen examines how young Memphis activists, like Coby Smith and Charles Cabbage, dissatisfied by the pace of progress in a city emerging from the Jim Crow era, embraced Black Power ideology to confront such challenges as gross disparities in housing, education, and employment as well as police brutality and harassment.

King, E. Southern girl: Daisy dukes and cowboy boots. Dallas, TX: Parakeet Publishing. This “distance love story” is set in London, England and a small town just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Will this romance survive distance and separation?

Kingsbury, K. Brush of wings: A novel (Series: Angels walking, Book 3). Nashville, TN: Howard Books. Karen Kingsbury lives in Tennessee with her family.

Kristoffersen. Music city: Nashville. New York, NY: Kmw Studio. Photographer Kristoffersen has lived in downtown Music City USA for over 20 years and writes this remarkable souvenir book which represents the history and modern life of Nashville through photography.

Lajiness, K. Tennessee Titans (Series: NFL's greatest teams). Minneapolis MN: Big Buddy Books. This is an introductory background of the NFL and the Titans which includes the team's history, memorable wins, star players, and important coaches.

Lambdin, D. A hard, cruel shore (Series: Alan Lewrie naval adventures, Book 22). New York, NY: Thomas Dunne Books. Dewey Lambdin lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Landen, L. South bound. [Cincinnati, OH]: WordTech Communications. A Nashville native, Poet Luann Landon now lives in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Lardas, M. Chattanooga 1863: Grant and Bragg in central Tennessee (Series: Campaign, no. 295).Oxford, England: Osprey. After the defeat at Chickamauga, Grant was chosen to orchestrate the movements of three Union Armies to break the siege of Chattanooga.

Lasley, S. The dirt got in my blood early: Memories of dirt track racing in east Tennessee. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Scott Lasley was raised in Knoxville and graduated from Knoxville Fulton High School. He now lives in Morristown, Tennessee and writes of memories growing up around the dirt track in East Tennessee.

Lawhon, A. Flight of dreams: A novel. New York, NY: Doubleday. Ariel Lawhon is cofounder of She lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee. This is a fictionalized account of the Hindenburg airship.

Lee, E. Unkindness of ravens: An alternative romance of the late war. Tucson, AZ: See Sharp Press. Time travel. Confederate States. Memphis, as the Capitol of the Confederacy. Nashville, burned to the ground. This work is an alternative history on the American Revolution and Civil War. This is a ‘must read’ for the sci-fi enthusiast.

Les Becquets, D. Breaking wild. New York, NY: Berkley Books. Diane Les Becquets is a native of Nashville.

Lewis, P., & Uhles, M. Kooky crumbs: Poems in praise of dizzy days. Tulsa, OK: Kane Miller. Mary Uhles lives with her family outside of Nashville.

Lindsey, O. We come to our senses: Stories. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company. Odie Lindsey’s stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, the Iowa Review, Columbia, and the anthology Forty Stories, among others. A veteran, he lives in Nashville.

Linzey, D. Mammals of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. There are more than 100,000 species of plants and animals in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina and the author presents a collection of the mammals found in and around the Great Smokies.

Littman, M. Moon Memphis (Series: Moon handbooks). Berkeley, CA: Avalon Travel. Margaret Littman offers tips on the best spots to eat, drink, sleep, shop, and explore in Memphis.

Littman, M. Moon Nashville (Series: Moon handbooks, 2nd ed.). Berkeley, CA: Avalon Travel. The author offers tips on the best spots to eat, drink, sleep, shop, and explore in Nashville.

Littman, M. Moon Tennessee (Series: Moon handbooks, 7th ed.). Berkeley, CA: Avalon Travel. Margaret Littman, a native Nashvillian, guides readers to explore unique places throughout the state.

Livingston, S. Ladies night at the dreamland (Series: Crux: The Georgia series in literary nonfiction). Athens: University of Georgia Press. Sonja Livingston splits her time between New York and Tennessee, where she teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Memphis. In this collection of essays, she explores the lives of some of America’s most interesting and obscure women.

*Lloyd, N. The key to extraordinary. New York, NY: Scholastic Press. This tale is set in Blackwood Hollow, Franklin County, Tennessee. It is about family across the years, with a clear message of finding joy even though bad things happen.

Love, B. Rule and Camryn: A Memphis love story (Series: Rule and Camryn, Book 1). Memphis, TN: B. Love Publications. Author Beverly Love is the CEO and founder of B. Love Publications in Memphis and writes this urban romance series.

Love, B. Rule and Camryn 2: A Memphis love story (Series: Rule and Camryn, Book 2). Memphis, TN: B. Love Publications.

Love, B. Rule and Camryn 3: The wedding (Series: Rule and Camryn, Book 3). Memphis, TN: B. Love Publications.

Love, B. Rule and Camryn 4: Return of the connect (Series: Rule and Camryn, Book 4). Memphis, TN: B. Love Publications.

Love, B. Young love in Memphis: Heart on reserve (Series: Young love in Memphis series, Book 1). Memphis, TN: B. Love Publications. Beverly Love released this urban fiction series in 2016:

Love, B. Young love in Memphis 2: Heart on reserve (Series: Young love in Memphis series, Book 2). Memphis, TN: B. Love Publications.

Love, B. Young love in Memphis 3: Heart on reserve (Series: Young love in Memphis series, Book 3). Memphis, TN: B. Love Publications.

Lundy, R., & Autry, J. Victuals: An Appalachian journey. New York, NY: Clarkson Potter. The authors explore the foodways, people, and places of Appalachia and the Mountain South with its diverse history and complex food scene.

Mallock, D. Agony and eloquence: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and a world of revolution. New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing. Daniel Mallock lives in Nashville.

*Malone, J., & Lim, J. Dexter the very good goat. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing. Jean M. Malone is a librarian and a former Nashville Zoo volunteer. She lives in Nashville. Dexter the goat is normally good around both the visitors and the keepers but when the keepers come to trim his hooves he panics

Mance, A. M. (Ed.). Before Harlem: An anthology of African American literature from the long nineteenth century. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. This is a collection of 143 important works by 65 writers from the nineteenth-century African American literary, aesthetic, and intellectual community.

Marion, L. P. This shaky earth: poems. [Huntsville, TX]: Texas Review Press. Poet, essayist, and author Linda Parsons Marion graduated from the University of Tennessee. She lives in Knoxville and is a member of the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame. This collection straddles time, family divisions and legacies, and the regions of the author's native Tennessee.

Martin High School Memory Book Committee. Memory book Martin High School class of 1966: 50th class reunion September 9-11, 2016. [Martin, TN]: [Memory Book Committee]. This is the memory book from the class reunion.

Martin, S. The Coney Island book of the dead, an illustrated novel. [n.p.]: Narrioch Books. Sheila Martin lives in Memphis.

Matthews, L. Caves of Fall Creek Falls. Huntsville, AL: National Speleological Society. This book covers the cave-rich area of Fall Creek Falls State Park and the adjacent public lands just to the north known as Scotts Gulf and Lost Creek.

McCall, J. Mansions in your memory. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Author Jack McCall graduated from the University of Tennessee and lives in Hartsville, Tennessee. This is a collection of short stories based on McCall’s memories from the 1950s and 1960s.

McCollum, K., & Bearden, W. Elmwood Cemetery (Series: Images of America). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. The 80-acre Elmwood Cemetery was founded in August 1852 by 50 prominent Memphians who opened it to people of all backgrounds.

McDonough, J. William Tecumseh Sherman: In the service of my country: A life. New York, NY; London, England: Norton. James Lee McDonough, Civil War historian and professor emeritus at Auburn University, lives in Lewisburg, Tennessee. In this book, the author speaks of Sherman's military qualities and brilliant campaign from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Atlanta.

*McGeveran, W., & Sullivan, L. Tennessee: The volunteer state (Series: It's my state). New York, NY: Cavendish Square Publishing. This book explores the Volunteer State with a juvenile audience in mind, discussing geography, history, people, government, and economy of the great state of Tennessee.

McKellips, L. Savannah. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Author Laura Lee McKellips lives in Southern Tennessee surrounded by Civil War battlefields. This is a novel of loss, hurt, anger, healing, and love set in the small town of Savannah, Tennessee.

McMahon, E. N. Judas of Memphis. Beverly Farms, MA: Nick de Blegny Publishing. Did Elvis Presley have a twin brother who was separated at birth? This story is an imaginative tale of a mysterious wandering man in a story of faith, fate, and redemption both ancient and American.

McReynolds, G. Professor Thomas Billingsley "T.B." Loggins, Tennessee educator, and his family. [n.p.]: Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The author, from Jackson, Tennessee, recounts the life and times of the family’s beloved “Uncle T.B.,” capturing through discussions and interviews the respect and high regard of the family and community.

McSparren, C. (Ed.). Malice in Memphis: Ghost stories (Series: Malice in Memphis, Book 2). Memphis, TN: Dark Oak Press; Kerlak Enterprises. Carolyn McSparren lives outside Memphis. The stories in this collection are purely fictional but weave themselves around famous landmarks in the Mid-South area.

Mesler, C. Robert Walker. Livingston, AL: Livingston Press. Corey Mesler lives in Memphis, where he owns and runs Burke's Bookstore, one of the oldest independent bookstores in the United States. This novel is set in Memphis.

Michaels, C. Say you'll stay: Second chances do exist. New York, NY: Everafter Romance. A now-single mother and her first true love are reunited in their Tennessee hometown seventeen years after their break-up.

Miles, E. B., & Edwards, G. T. (Ed.). The common lot and other stories: The published short fiction, 1908-1921. Athens, OH: Swallow Press, Ohio University Press. The seventeen narratives in this book are driven by Emma Bell Miles’s singular vision of the mountain people of her home in southeastern Tennessee.

Miley, III, F. Floyd Miley can fly: The miracle at South Bend. [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). Author Floyd D. A. Miley, III is a former University of Tennessee Volunteers football player who after 25 years revisits a life-changing and famous game. He shares the behind the scenes pitfalls, challenges, and obstacles that changed his destiny.

Miller, J. Red dog (Series: A slim little Egypt mystery, Book 2). New York, NY: Harper. Jason Miller is a much-followed comic whose jokes have been heard in movie theaters throughout the United States and Canada. He lives in Nashville.

*Miller, P. The quickest kid in Clarksville. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Kids. lta is the quickest kid in Clarksville, Tennessee and plans to go to the parade honoring her hometown hero, American sprinter and three-time Olympic gold medalist Wilma Rudolph. The challenge, the race, the display of determination, and friendship weave together an endearing tale for younger readers or listeners.

Mims, E. Mist (Series: The smokey blues, Book 1). Los Gatos, CA: Smashwords Edition. Author Emily Mims splits her time between Texas and Tennessee. This novel is set in Bristol, Tennessee.

Mitenbuler, R. Bourbon empire: The past and future of America’s whiskey. New York, NY: Penguin Books. The author details the origins of whiskey makers Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Evan Williams, and more, exploring bourbon’s founding myths, great successes, and contribution to American economics.

Molloy, J. 60 hikes within 60 miles: Nashville: Including Clarksville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro. Birmingham, AL: Menasha Ridge Press. Author Johnny Molloy, columnist and feature writer for his hometown newspaper, is an outdoor writer based in Johnson City, Tennessee. He presents unique hiking trips through the Cumberland River Valley and Highland Rim for folks of all ages and levels of fitness.

Molloy, J. Land Between the Lakes outdoor handbook. Birmingham, AL: Menasha Ridge Press. Author Johnny Molloy is an outdoor writer based in Johnson City, Tennessee. This handbook is divided into two sections--water activities and land activities of the magnificent Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.

*Moore, J., & Wummer, A. The story of Martin Luther King, Jr. Nashville, TN: WorthyKids/Ideals. This board book tells the story of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his impact on society.

Moore, R. The Scopes monkey trial (Series: Images of America). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. John Scopes was a Dayton, Tennessee high school science and math teacher and defendant in The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes legal case in July 1925. This book has many unpublished photographs from libraries, historical societies, and shows images of the courtroom and other noted scenes.

*Morgan, A. Secrets, lies, and scandals. New York, NY: Simon Pulse. Amanda Morgan lives in Nashville. Five teens must overcome their paranoia in order to keep their teacher’s death a secret in this suspense thriller.

Morris, A. N., & Center of Military History. The Civil War in the west, 1863 (Series: U.S. Army campaigns of the Civil War). Washington, D.C: Center of Military History, United States Army. Much of this book deals with the Union and Confederate forces’ fight for control of Chattanooga, a key rail center during the war.

Morris, W. Memphis bar-B-krewe: A Billy Bob Billy mystery (Series: Billy Bob Billy mysteries, Book 2). [n.p.]: Published by author (CreateSpace). The author is a member of the two time World Championship “Holy Smokers Too” BBQ team and a financial advisor and business consultant/coach in Knoxville.

Moshier, J. A. Truth massacred: The battle at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, April 12, 1864. El Dorado Hills, CA: Savas Beatie. This battle is one of the most debated and polarizing events of the U.S. Civil War. The confusion of that terrible fight resulted in many accounts that this author examines with a fresh perspective.

Mosley, K. Tiara vs the Tennessee billionaire (Series: Tiara in Tennessee, Book 1). [n.p.]: Amazon Digital Services. This first in a three book Kindle series is described as “a sweet clean BWWM interracial romance.” The story is set in Tennessee.

Mosley, K. Tiara and the Tennessee stranger (Series: Tiara in Tennessee, Book 2). [n.p]: Amazon Digital Services.

Mosley, K. Tiara’s Caribbean honeymoon (Series: Tiara in Tennessee, Book 3). [n.p]: Amazon Digital Services.

Mukhopadhyay, L. This is our war (Series: Nashville youth poet laureate, Book 1). Brooklyn, NY: Penmanship Book. Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay, creator of this lovely collection of poetry, is Nashville’s first Youth Poet Laureate. She lives in Nashville.

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