Yes, you know that Nashville is filled with songwriters. Perhaps, though, you didn’t know that many book authors call Music City home, too.
While you may think of Nashville as a place for songwriters (and it is), but it’s really a place for storytellers, and that also includes authors, journalists, reporters and novelists. Get in the mood for a trip to Nashville by checking out these five non-fiction works by local authors. You might even get lucky and get to see them around town or hosting a reading at a favorite bookstore.
Get ready to flip the page and find another journal entry where we will provide great fiction picks from Nashville-based novelists.
New York Times columnist Margaret Renkl documents the flora and fauna in her Nashville yard over the course of a year in “The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year.” The book is structured with 52 chapters, one for each week of the year.
A middle-of-the-night family health emergency lead essayist Mary Laura Philpott to write about being a caregiver and mother and a worrier in “Bomb Shelter.”
“A Heart-Lifting Story of Radiant Compassion … We Have Never Needed This Beautiful Book More.”
Margaret Renkl, Author of Late Migrations and The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year
East Nashvillian Jennifer Chesak explores the ways in which psychedelics may have different effects and applications across the sexes in “The Psilocybin Handbook for Women.” Chesak’s approachable style and experience as a healthcare report makes the book both readable and reliable.
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