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Author Talk, Book Signing & Sale - Open Captioned and ALDs Available!
Author talk at 6:15 PM.
Book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase at the event via Parnassus Books.

Ticket Information
This is a ticketed event. A limited number of advance tickets will be available online for a $2.50 service fee per ticket.
Advance tickets guarantee your seat up to 10 minutes prior to show time, at which time empty auditorium seats will be filled with stand-by guests.
A limited number of FREE tickets will be available on-site on the day of the event. We recommend that you arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations. Advance tickets are available starting October 18, 2013 at 8:00am. Go to website above if you wish to buy tickets in advance.

About The Signature of All Things
Exquisitely researched and told at a galloping pace, The Signature of All Things soars across the globe—from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam, and beyond. Along the way, the story is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, who—born in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution—bears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas.

About Author
Elizabeth Gilbert is the acclaimed author of five books of fiction and nonfiction. Her short story collection, Pilgrims, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and her novel, Stern Men, was a New York Times Notable Book. Her 2002 book, The Last American Man, was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which has been published in more than thirty languages; a film based on the memoir, starring Julia Roberts, opened in August 2010. Her most recent work, Committed – a memoir of marriage – was a # 1 New York Times bestseller. In 2008, Time magazine named Gilbert one of the most influential people in the world. Her website is www.elizabethgilbert.com.

About Salon@615
Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership among Nashville Public Library, Parnassus Books, the Nashville Public Library Foundation, and Humanities Tennessee. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community.

Special Seating
If you would like special seating near the LED display, please contact Sandy Cohen at: sandy.cohen@nashville.gov or by calling (615) 862-5750 at least 2 days IN ADVANCE!

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Author Talk, Book Signing & Sale - Open Captioned and ALDs Available!
Author talk at 6:15 PM.
Book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase at the event via Parnassus Books.

Ticket Information
This is a ticketed event. A limited number of advance tickets will be available online for a $2.50 service fee per ticket.
Advance tickets guarantee your seat up to 10 minutes prior to show time, at which time empty auditorium seats will be filled with stand-by guests.
A limited number of FREE tickets will be available on-site on the day of the event. We recommend that you arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations. Advance tickets are available starting October 15, 2013 at 8:00am. Go to website above if you wish to buy tickets in advance.

About The Death of Santini: the Story of a Father and His Son
Conroy will discuss his new book The Death of Santini. In this powerful and intimate new memoir Conroy and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last.

About Pat Conroy
Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of nine books: The Boo, The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, My Losing Season, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life and South of Broad. He lives in Beaufort South Carolina.

His father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his son's life. The Marine Corps fighter pilot was often brutal, cruel, and violent; as Pat says, "I hated my father long before I knew there was an English word for hate." But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of his life, Don Conroy and his son reached a rapprochement of sorts. Quite unexpectedly, the Santini who had freely doled out backhanded slaps targeted his ire on those who had turned on Pat over the years. He defended his son's honor.

About Salon@615
Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership among Nashville Public Library, Parnassus Books, the Nashville Public Library Foundation, and Humanities Tennessee. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community.

Special Seating
If you would like special seating near the LED display, please contact Sandy Cohen at: sandy.cohen@nashville.gov or by calling (615) 862-5750 at least 2 days IN ADVANCE!

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Author, Jacqueline Woodson will speak about her new book, Another Brooklyn.

This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date (5:45PM). Advance auditorium tickets are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium. Advance tickets are available on 8/24/16 at 8:00AM for $2.50.  Please check the website for further information.

Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.

To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount!

This salon will be open captioned.  If you plan to utilize the open captioning, please contact Sandy Cohen, in advance, to reserve a seat.  ASL interpreter available upon advance request.

About Another Brooklyn

Like Louise Meriwether's Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood--the promise and peril of growing up--and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.

About Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is an award-winning author of more than 30 books for children, young adults and adults. Among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner.

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Author, Noah Galloway will speak about his new book, Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier.

This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date (5:45PM). Advance auditorium tickets are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium. Advance tickets are available on 8/11/16 for $2.50.  Please check the website for further information.

Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.

To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount!

This salon will be open captioned.  If you plan to utilize the open captioning, please contact Sandy Cohen, in advance, to reserve a seat.  ASL interpreter available upon advance request.

About Living With No Excuses

Inspirational, humorous, and thought provoking, Noah Galloway's Living With No Excuses sheds light on his upbringing in rural Alabama, his military experience, and the battle he faced to overcome losing two limbs during Operation Iraqi Freedom. From reliving the early days of life to his acceptance of his "new normal" after losing his arm and leg in combat, Noah reveals his ambition to succeed against all odds.

About Noah Galloway

Sergeant Noah Galloway was assigned to the 1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Three months into his second tour of duty, he experienced a life changing injury--losing his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an Improvised Explosive Device attack. After a long stint in recovery and rehabilitation, Noah became a motivational speaker and fitness activist. A father of three, Noah currently resides in Alabaster, Alabama.

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Author, Jonathan Safran Foer will speak about his new book, Here I Am.

This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date (5:45PM). Advance auditorium tickets are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium. Advance tickets are available on 9/1/16 at 8:00 AM for $2.50.  Please check the website for further information.

Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.

To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount!

This salon will be open captioned.  If you plan to utilize the open captioning, please contact Sandy Cohen, in advance, to reserve a seat.  ASL interpreter available upon advance request.

About Here I Am

In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.”

How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years--a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy.

Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home--and the fundamental question of how much life one can bear.

Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers and critics loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a mature novelist who has fully come into his own as one of the most important writers of his generation.

About Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of two bestselling, award-winning novels, Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a bestselling work of nonfiction, Eating Animals. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Author, Marissa Meyer will speak about her new book, Heartless.

This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date (5:45PM). Advance auditorium tickets are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium. Advance tickets are available on 11/1/16 at 8:00 AM for $2.50.  Please check the website for further information.

Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.

To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount!

This salon will be open captioned.  If you plan to utilize the open captioning, please contact Sandy Cohen, in advance, to reserve a seat.  ASL interpreter available upon advance request.

About Heartless

In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer is the USA Today- and #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, Fairest: Levana's Story, and now Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection. Marissa lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband.

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Author, Michael Chabon will speak about his new book, Moonglow.

This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date (5:45PM). Advance auditorium tickets are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium. Advance tickets are available on 11/21/16 at 8:00 AM for $2.50.  Please check the website for further information.

Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.

To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount!

This salon will be open captioned.  If you plan to utilize the open captioning, please contact Sandy Cohen, in advance, to reserve a seat.  ASL interpreter available upon advance request.

About Moonglow

Moving from the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York’s Wallkill Prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of “the American Century,” Moonglow collapses an era into a single life and a lifetime into a single week.

About Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, Werewolves in their Youth, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Summerland, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Maps & Legends, Gentlemen of the Road, Telegraph Avenue, and the picture book The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

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This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date. Advance auditorium tickets are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium.

Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.

To receive a priority spot in the signing line, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books.

This event will be open captioned.  If you plan to utilize the captioning, please contact Sandy, in advance, to reserve a seat.

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This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date. Advance auditorium tickets ($2.50 ea.) are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium.

Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.

To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount! View event description for information.

This salon will be open captioned.  If you plan to utilize the captioning please contact Laura Ellison, in advance, to reserve a seat.

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This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date. Advance auditorium tickets are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium. Advance tickets are available on 5/21/15 at 8:15am.  Please check the website for further information.

Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.

To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount! 

This salon will be open captioned.  If you plan to utilize the open captioning, please contact Sandy Cohen, in advance, to reserve a seat.