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Salon@615 Welcomes Acclaimed Authors

Upcoming authors in the Salon@615 series include Sue Monk Kidd, Anna Quindlen and Laura Lippman. The series is presented by partners Nashville Public Library, Parnassus Books, the Nashville Public Library Foundation, and Humanities Tennessee.

Now in its fourth year, Salon@615 welcomes premiere authors to Nashville for free readings and book signings. Tickets for all events are available beginning two weeks in advance via Tickets are not required for admittance, and a portion are reserved for distribution on the day of the event. Book sales are available at all events.

Sue Monk Kidd will discuss her new novel, The Invention of Wings, a selection of the Oprah Book Club on January 15 at 6:15 pm at the Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St. Kidd is the award-winning and bestselling author of the novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair. She is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including the New York Times bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. She lives in Florida.

On January 22, Anna Quindlen will read from and discuss her new book Still Life with Bread Crumbs beginning at 6:15 pm at Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music. Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and Random House published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear. She is the author of six novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, and Every Last One. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times bestseller.

On February 12, the series welcomes Laura Lippman, discussing her new  book After I’m Gone. Lippman’s event takes place at the Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St. She is the author of six New York Times bestselling novels in an oeuvre that includes the award-winning Tess Monaghan series and an anthology of award-winning short stories. She has also received wide critical acclaim for her stand-alone novels, three of which were New York Times bestsellers—What the Dead Know, Life Sentences, and I’d Know You Anywhere. Her novel Every Secret Thing, optioned by Academy Award-winning actor Frances McDormand, is now in post-production.