About Peggy Burch
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- Deputy metro editor
11/17/2008 - current
Before the deluge: Amy Greene's new novel puts a family's farm in the path of a TVA reservoir
Published 02/28/2014 at 10:33 a.m.
The novelist Amy Greene remembers her first sight as a child of the ghostly tops of silos submerged in the Cherokee Reservoir near her home in the Appalachian foothills of East Tennessee.
Young-adult author seeks to balance love, darkness
Updated 01/17/2014 at 3:16 p.m.
The young-adult author Laurie Halse Anderson, who confronts such charged topics as date rape, addiction and eating disorders in her novels, says she makes a point of answering all the correspondence she gets from readers.
Nashville novelist revisits her past in essay collection
Published 01/13/2014 at 12:53 p.m.
In the 22 essays collected in “This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage,” the novelist Ann Patchett writes about her romantic history; her family, friends and her dog Rose; her work and her Nashville bookstore.
The Gray Man returns
Published 12/01/2013 at 8:13 a.m.
Memphian’s fourth thriller debuts with his third Clancy book
'Other Wes Moore' author to talk
Published 11/21/2013 at 2:46 p.m.
Wes Moore, student at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and soon-to-be Rhodes Scholar, was intrigued in 2000 by news stories about another Wes Moore who had been charged in a fatal robbery. It seemed like an “eerie coincidence.”
Listen up y'all: South shines in Garden & Gun's good-life guide
Published 10/26/2013 at 12:49 p.m.
The advice collected in “The Southerner’s Handbook” careens from seasoning a skillet to making sweet tea to wrestling an alligator. (News we hope you never have to use: “Slide one hand up the gator’s neck and use it to cover ...
Authors to appear in Memphis with books about Southern history, Delta humor
Published 10/11/2013 at 5:14 p.m.
The Crosstown Arts Visiting Artist Series will bring the author/photographer/filmmaker Margaret Wrinkle to Memphis for a reading/exhibition/performance from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at 430 N. Cleveland.
Author of true-crime thriller 'The Good Nurse' has Memphis date
Published 09/10/2013 at 4:02 p.m.
In “The Good Nurse,” Brooklyn-based journalist Charles Graeber describes a serial killer who committed his crimes while working in plain sight for 16 years in Pennsylvania and New Jersey hospitals.
Walt Longmire — and his creator — both read Dante
Published 09/03/2013 at 12:34 p.m.
The fictional Walt Longmire is a lot like Craig Johnson, author of the mystery series about the modern-day sheriff of an obscure Wyoming county.
Folklorist at Cotton Museum to sign book on Southern storytellers
Updated 08/22/2013 at 2:32 p.m.
William Ferris doesn’t have to justify the title of his latest book, “The Storied South.”
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