“Human beings are storytelling creatures, craning to see the crumpled metal in the closed-off highway lane, working from the moment the traffic slows to construct a narrative from what’s left behind. But our tales, even the most tragic ones, hinge on specificity. The story of one drowned Syrian boy washed up in the surf keeps…
For members of the Nashville literary community, Margaret Renkl is something of a hometown hero, and she attends this year’s Southern Festival of Books as an author for the first time with her astounding memoir, Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss.
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