Chapter 16: In praise of gatekeepers

Vanderbilt novelist Tony Earley talks about fatherhood, Southern identity and need for little bit of literary elitism More

Chapter 16: Reluctant savior

In 'Nightwoods,'  Charles Frazier offers a tender love story, a taut thriller — and a worthy successor to 'Cold Mountain'  More
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Tennessee writer celebrates her Appalachian roots

Debut novel Bloodroot celebrates the eaststate's beauty, but doesn't sugarcoat the difficult times and circumstances many of its residents have encountered for decades More
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