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Event Dates: November 18, 2013

Amy Tan will discuss her new novel, The Valley of Amazement. The book maps the lives of three generations of women connected by blood and history - and the mystery of an evocative painting known as "The Valley of Amazement."

Event Dates: November 9, 2013

Free public lecture and book signing with Robert K. Massie.

Event Dates: November 5, 2013

Wally Lamb will discuss his latest work, We Are Water, a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy. Wally Lamb is the author of four previous novels, two of which were number one New York Times bestsellers.

Event Dates: November 4, 2013

Ann Patchett will discuss This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, which blends literature and memoir, and examines her deepest commitments: to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband. 

Event Dates: November 1, 2013

Elizabeth Gilbert is the acclaimed author of five books of fiction and nonfiction. The Signature of All Things soars across the globe—from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam and beyond.

Event Dates: October 29, 2013

Pat Conroy will discuss The Death of Santini, his memoir of his father. Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of nine books, including The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides.

Event Dates: October 28, 2013

Garrison Keillor is an author, storyteller, humorist, and celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound is his first poetry collection.

Event Dates: September 12, 2013 - November 20, 2013

Salon@615 is an author series bringing great authors to the Nashville community. Author events are free to the public and are typically held at the downtown Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St. 

Salon@615 is a partnership between the Nashville Public Library, the Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books, and Humanities Tennessee. 

Fall Salon@615 Author Events:

Thursday, September 12 -  Marisha Pessl

Event Dates: December 13, 2012

On December 13, Pulitzer Prize winning biographer Jon Meacham will join us to discuss his newest work, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. This newest biography of our third president shows that Jefferson's genius lay in that he was both philosopher and politician.

Event Dates: November 27, 2012

Barbara Kingsolver is known to both literary fiction enthusiasts and foodies. The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle author will come to the library on November 27 to discuss Flight Behavior. This newest novel tackles the contentious issue of climate change through characters of Kingsolver's native Appalachia.

Event Dates: November 13, 2012

Ann Patchett says that Emma Donoghue "writes books that are unlike anything I've ever seen before." Donoghue, author of last year's bestselling Room, will join us on November 13 to discuss, Astray, her new book about crossing borders physical and otherwise.