Author Alan Lightman brings family novel to Parnassus

The latest novel from rocket scientist turned writer Alan Lightman, best known for his international

bestseller “Einstein’s Dreams,” is described by his publisher as an impressionistic memoir.

“I’m a little bit frightened of what the reaction will be, or anxious might be a better word,” said

Lightman, of the raw emotional look at his family he nearly published five years ago. “It’s a true picture

of them as I saw it.”

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Father / daughter story inspires songwriter

In a city like Nashville, it takes a lot to stand out.

 

Nearly two decades after arriving and making his home in Franklin, longtime songwriter Greg Pope has

finally found his voice in the crowd.

 

“I think it’s this children’s book and me taking the time to put my heart and life into it,” said Pope, of his

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‘The Nightingale’ tells female WWII story

Kristin Hannah has written 20 novels and her 2009 release “Firefly Lane” sold more than 1.2 million copies. Her bestselling “Home Front” is currently being developed by filmmaker Chris Columbus into a major motion picture. Yet the Seattle-based author said this month’s release of “The Nightingale” is still “cause for celebration.”

According to Hannah’s website, her latest story revolves around “two ordinary French women living in a city under siege and in a country at war, where surviving can sometimes mean doing the unthinkable.” Continue reading “‘The Nightingale’ tells female WWII story”