Doris & Harry Vise Library, Cumberland University
Interim Curriculum Librarian
Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
Adams, Deborah. All the Dirty Cowards: A Jesus Creek Mystery. Waverly, TN: Oconee Spirit Press, 2010. Dan McClain bought the old Vickers farm hoping to find a peaceful retreat in Jesus Creek, Tennessee, but the town's unique reality hits home when skeletons start popping up in his garden, followed by the murder of a beloved local resident.
Adams, Riley. Delicious and Suspicious. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2010. Welcome to Aunt Pat's barbeque restaurant--family run and located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. Named in honor of Lulu Taylor's great aunt, the restaurant is known for its ribs and spicy corn bread, but now the Taylor family will be known for murder--unless Lulu can clear their name.
Albert, Linda Braden, and B. Kenneth Cornett. Blount County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2010. Pictorial work on the history, architecture and social life of Blount County, Tennessee.
Alers, Rochelle. Breakaway. New York: Arabesque/ Kimani, 2010. When Doctor Celia Cole-Thomas is wounded and her fiancé killed in a shootout at the hospital, the only way she can heal her body and her heart is to spend time at her mountain retreat. In her remote cabin on the Tennessee border, she isolates herself from the world until Gavin Faulkner moves into a nearby lodge.
Allen, Penelope Johnson. Leaves from the Family Tree. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 2010. East Tennessee biography and genealogy.
*Bailey, Diane. Tennessee: Past and Present. New York: Rosen Central, 2010. Presents the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Tennessee, as well as general facts about the state.
Baker, John F. The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family's Journey to Freedom. New York: Atria, 2010. When John F. Baker, Jr. learned that a photograph in his seventh-grade social studies textbook showed his great-grandparents, he began the lifelong research project that would become the bookThe Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation, the fruit of more than thirty years of archival and field research, as well as DNA testing spanning 250 years. Baker's vivid and captivating book is the most accessible and exciting work of African American history since Roots, revealing not only his own African American family's story but the history of a plantation and the descendants of the enslaved who labored there and the family who owned them.
Bales, Stephen Lyn. Ghost Birds: Jim Tanner and the Quest for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, 1935-1941. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2010. Before he died in 1991, Jim Tanner himself had come to believe that the majestic woodpeckers were probably gone forever, but he remained hopeful that someone would prove him wrong. This book fully captures Tanner's determined spirit as he tracked down what was then, as now, one of ornithology's true Holy Grails. Author is from Gatlinburg.
*Baptiste, Tracey. Al Gore. New York: Chelsea House, 2010.
Barton, Beverly. Beg to Die. London: Avon, 2010. Each startling truth brings her dangerously close to a killer determined to make Jazzy beg to die in this fictional account of a serial killer in Tennessee.
Bass, Jefferson. The Bone Thief. New York: Morrow, 2010. Crime lab fiction set in Tennessee.
______. Nashville Chrome. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. A story of the Browns, real-life singers who were once the biggest thing on the American country music scene.
Behar, Susie. Elvis. Bridgewater, MA: JG Press, 2010. The King, portrayed from innocent childhood through to his larger-than-life Las Vegas days.
Brant, George. Elephant's Graveyard. New York: Samuel French, 2010. The true story of Mary, an elephant who went berserk during a parade through the middle of a small town in Tennessee in 1916. The townspeople demanded justice for her actions, which led to a very unfortunate set of circumstances. The play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge.
*Brown, Mary Calhoun. There Are No Words. Athens, OH: Lucky Press, 2010. Fictional story of determination and friendship. Jaxon MacKenzie, a mute girl with autism, is suddenly sent back decades in time. She knows that a train wreck in Nashville, which happened on July 9, 1918, will kill one of her grandfather's friends, but a twelve-year-old girl can't do much to stop a government train...can she?
Chapman, Marshall. They Came to Nashville. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2010. Chapman records the personal stories of musicians shaping the modern history of music in Nashville, from the mouths of the musicians themselves.
Christmas, Candy. On the Other Side: Life-changing Stories from Under the Bridge. Abilene, TX: Leafwood, 2010. "Candy Christmas has met many people in need under the Jefferson Street Bridge in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, over the past six years and she began to feed them. The ministry grew quickly--and it hasn't stopped since. On the Other Side tells stories from under the bridge."
Cogswell, Robert. Tradition: Tennessee Lives & Legacies. Nashville: Tennessee Arts Commission, 2010. About folk artists from Tennessee, including Charlie Acuff, Robert Belfour, Minnie Bell, Bill & Janice Birchfield, Mildred Catathers, McConald Craig, Clyde Davenport, Celia Carduno, Mark Guenther, Roy Harper, Delmer Holland, Jean Horner, Bob Kounlavong, Jack Martin, Thomas Maupin, Willie McLerran, Newberry & Sons, Polly Page, John Phillips, Mary Prater, Eda Rodriguez, Roger Smith, Rick and Renee Stewart, Junior B & Malcom Strong, and Billy Tripp.
Cordell, Gina, and Patrick W. O'Daniel. Remembering Memphis. Nashville: Turner, 2010. Covering parts of two centuries, this book captures unique and rare scenes through the lens of more than a hundred historic photographs.
Cousin, Maxine B. Murder in a Chattanooga Jail. Signal Mountain: CASI Publishing, 2010. True story of Wadie Suttles, a middle-aged black man, father and husband and WWII veteran, arrested for the crime of sleeping in his car and killed while in the custody of the Chattanooga Police Department at the old and infamous Chattanooga City Jail.
Cox, Carol. Dog Days. New York: Guideposts, 2010. Mystery fiction in Tennessee involving the spouse of a minister.
Crockett, Davy. King of the Wild Frontier: An Autobiography. Mineola, N.Y: Dover, 2010. This Dover edition, first published in 2010, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1834 as A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee, by E. L. Carey and A. Hart, Philadelphia.
Cuccia, Louis J. The Ghosts of Cotton Row. Bloomington: IUniverse, 2010. Well-known Memphis detective Lou Cros heads up the investigation team to find a serial killer, nicknamed the Mangler, whose victims are homeless men. Fiction set in Tennessee.
Diamond, De'nesha. Hustlin' Divas. New York: Kensington, 2010. Four women--sisters Ta-Shara and LeShell, police detective Melanie, and prostitute Yolanda--live double lives and conspire against each other after each woman becomes involved with a hustler named Python in this work of fiction in Memphis.
*Downey, Tika. Tennessee: The Volunteer State. New York: PowerKids, 2010. Why is Tennessee called the Volunteer State? Find out the answer to this question and more in this colorful edition on America's sixteenth state. Learn about major industries, state symbols, and the famous people who embody all that is Tennessee.
Elliott, Sam Davis. Isham G. Harris of Tennessee: Confederate Governor and United States Senator. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010. In 1931, when the Nashville Banner conducted a survey to determine the "Greatest Tennesseans" to date, the state's Confederate "War Governor," Isham G. Harris (1818-1897), ranked tenth on the list, behind such famous Tennesseans as Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Andrew Johnson, and Nathan Bedford Forrest. In 1976, however, when the Banner once again conducted the survey, Harris did not appear in even the top twenty-five. The result of fading memories and the death of the generation that knew him, the glaring omission of Harris's name still seemed striking and undeserved.
Ellison, J. T. All the Pretty Girls. Richmond: MIRA, 2010. After a local Tennessee girl falls prey to a sadistic serial killer, a shocking investigation reveals a string of murders involving beautiful brunettes. Each dead woman has been left with a gruesome memento: the severed hand of the killer’s previous victim. Crime fiction set in Tennessee.
______. The Cold Room. Don Mills, Ontario: MIRA, 2010. Homicide detective Taylor Jackson thinks she's seen it all in Nashville-- but she's never seen anything as perverse as The Conductor. Once his victim is captured, he contains her in a glass coffin, slowly starving her to death. Only then does he give in to his attraction. Later, he creatively disposes of the body by reenacting scenes from famous paintings. Crime fiction set in Tennessee.
______. The Immortals: [a Taylor Jackson Novel]. Don Mills, Ontario: MIRA, 2010. Taylor Jackson investigates after eight Nashville teenagers are found dead with occult symbols carved into their naked bodies.
Elvis Presley's Memphis. Presented by Elvis Presley Enterprises and The Commercial Appeal. [Battle Ground, WA]: Pediment, 2010. "Just as the city of Memphis helped shape Elvis Presley to become the King of Rock 'n' Roll, so too did Elvis leave his indelible stamp on the city he loved. Two Memphis institutions - The Commercial Appeal and Elvis Presley Enterprises - have jointly opened up their archives to offer a unique portrait of the city and the man. You will find hundreds of photos, articles, artifacts, front pages, quotes, and a comprehensive timeline that tells this remarkable story. Many of the images inside are extremely rare--culled through extensive research by staff librarians and archivists."
Ford, Harold. More Davids than Goliaths: A Political Education. New York: Crown, 2010. An autobiography of Harold Ford, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 9th district of Tennessee, who struggles to support his causes through the political process.
Furtaw, Edwin. Tales from Out There: The Barkley Marathons, the World's Toughest Trail Race. Pagosa Springs, CO: E. Furtaw, 2010. The Barkley Marathons is a 100 Mile Run and a 60 Mile Fun Run held annually in Frozen Head State Park near Wartburg, Tennessee in late March or early April. Since the race began in 1986, only 9 runners out of about 700 have finished within the 60-hour cutoff.
Graham, Barbara. Murder by Artifact: The Murder Quilt. Waterville, ME: Wheeler, 2010. A sweltering heat wave strikes the Smoky Mountains and combines with cold cases of murder to bring Sheriff Tony Abernathy some unwelcome work. There is evil in his little county. Lawn ornaments vanish nightly while Tony receives anonymous notes and clippings about people who disappeared twenty years ago. Baffled Tony investigates while his wife Theo takes time from her new mystery quilt to examine the antique "murder quilt" donated to the new folk museum. Crime fiction set in Tennessee.
Grede, Robert. The Spur & the Sash: Middle Tennessee, 1865: A Novel. Milwaukee, WI: Three Towers, 2010. Sent to a Tennessee plantation to recuperate from wounds he received in battle, George falls in love with the owner's daughter, befriends a Confederate soldier, and observes how different people handle the last days of the Civil War.
Guy, Joe D. McMinn County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2010. Pictorial history of McMinn County and Athens Tennessee with postcards from the collection of Don Reid.
Hardy, William E. Remembering Knoxville. Nashville: Turner, 2010. Pictorial history of Knoxville and its architecture.
*Hasday, Judy L. Davy Crockett. New York: Chelsea House, 2010. A biography of the Tennessee congressman.
Helms, David J. The Cabin Chronicles. Walden, TN: Waldenhouse, 2010. Nonfiction about cabins in Tennessee.
*Herweck, Diana. Davy Crockett. Huntington Beach: Teacher Created Materials, 2010. This fun script follows the life's adventures of the legendary mountain man, Davy Crockett, as he grapples with bears, charms a raccoon out of a tree, and attempts to avert a crisis and save the day.
Howard, Francine Thomas. Page from a Tennessee Journal. Las Vegas: AmazonEncore, 2010. In Lawnover, Tennessee, sharecropper and single mother Annalaura Welles must balance her own life and desires against those of landowner Alex McNaughton. Fiction.
Howard, Linda. Diamond Bay. Sutton: Severn House, 2010. Rachel Jones wasn't looking for trouble, much less a man, but in Kell Sabin she found both. On a hot summer's night Kell is washed up - barely alive - on a Florida beach and into Rachel's life. Her instincts tell her to help him, and their love blossoms as he recovers from his injuries. But by falling in love with Kell, Rachel has put her own life in danger from the forces that want him dead. Once fate has brought them together, can they learn to live apart? Fiction set in Tennessee.
James, Paul. Ijams Nature Center. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2010. Ijams Nature Center, on the banks of the Tennessee River, evolved from humble beginnings during the early 20th century into a natural showplace known as the Island Home Bird Sanctuary. Developed by Harry Ijams, Knoxville's leading ornithologist, and Alice Yoe Ijams, "First Lady of Knoxville Garden Clubs," the Ijams property has been a gathering point for birders and nature-lovers for more than a century.”
Jeffers, Sunni. A Token of Truth. New York: Guideposts; Nashville: Distributed by Ideals Publications, 2010. The historic Copper Mill Coin is stolen, and Kate sets out to prove her good friend isn't the culprit but is telling the truth. Christian fiction set in Tennessee.
*Johnston, Tony. Bone by Bone by Bone. London: Frances Lincoln Children's, 2010. Historical fiction about friends and racism in Tennessee.
Jones, Carla J., and Tonya M. Hull. African Americans of Giles County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2010. A pictorial work about Giles County Tennessee African Americans.
Jones, Douglas and Phyllis Gobbell. A Season of Darkness. New York: Berkley, 2010. Details the 30-year investigation, which was filled with twists, turns, and frustrating dead ends, into the brutal murder of Marcia Trimble, a 9-year-old Girl Scout who was killed while delivering cookies in Nashville, Tennessee in 1975.
Jones, Roben. Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios.Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2010. Chronicles the story of the rhythm section at Chips Moman's American Studios from 1964, when the group began working together, until 1972, when Moman shut down the studio and moved the entire operation to Atlanta.
Jones, Shirley Farris. The Un-Civil War in Middle Tennessee. Murfreesboro: County Historical Society, 2010. "Never before told stories of the ordinary folk of this era, including the plight of horses and dogs who went to war.”
Kelly, Ronald. Hell Hollow. Baltimore: Cemetery Dance. The rural town of Harmony, Tennessee possessed a disturbing secret; a secret so ancient that most of its residents were completely unaware of it. Even the last survivors of a vigilante raid long ago have filed the tragic events of that autumn night away, totally unaware of the evil that remains, dormant, but forever patient, among the tall pines and thick-leaved kudzu of a place known only as Hell Hollow. Fiction set in Tennessee.
Korine, Harmony. Trash Humpers. Zurich: JRP/Ringier; New York: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2010. Based on the photographic research for Korine's latest directorial project of the same name. The 78-minute movie follows a gang of miscreants who roam the streets of Nashville, molesting garbage bins and causing random mayhem.
MacRae, Molly. Lawn Order. Waterville, ME: Five Star, 2010. Bookstore owner Margaret Welch looks into the disturbing events starting with poisoned pigeons and escalating to arson and murder plaguing peaceful Stonewall, Tennessee. Fiction set in Tennessee.
Marcoux, Jon Bernard. Pox, Empire, Shackles, and Hides: The Townsend Site, 1670-1715. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2010. Explores how the effects of disease, warfare and population displacements played out in the daily lives of Cherokee households, especially those excavated at the Townsend site in eastern Tennessee.
McAdams, Charles A., and Richard H. Perry. The Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble and R. Winston Morris: A40th Anniversary Retrospective. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2010. Charles McAdams and Richard Perry provide a biography of R. Winston Morris that examines the influences leading to the development of the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble and describes the early years of the ensemble and its growth into one of the most recognizable groups of its kind.
*McGowan, Joe. Al Gore. Pleasantville, NY: Gareth Stevens, 2010. Highlights the life and accomplishments of the former vice president who became an environmental activist after narrowly losing the presidency and eventually won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming.
*Miller, Kirsten. The Eternal Ones: What if Love Refused to Die? New York: Razorbill, 2010. Seventeen-year-old Haven Moore leaves East Tennessee to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where she meets playboy Iain Morrow, whose fate may be tied to hers through a series of past lives. Fiction.
Noble, Diane. The Master's Hand. New York: Guideposts, 2010. Christian mystery fiction set in Tennessee.
______. The Missing Ingredient. New York: Guideposts; Nashville: Distributed by Ideals Publications, 2010. And just what is so special about the secret recipes that Susannah has been hiding? With so much on the line, can Kate find the missing ingredient to this mystery before it's too late? Fiction set in Tennessee.
O'Daniel, Patrick. Memphis and the Super Flood of 1937: High Water Blues. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2010. Tells of the greatest flood in United States history that struck the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys in January 1937 and how Memphians dealt with the disaster.
O'Hara-Sayles, Melanie B. Death in Dallas. Bristol, VA: Little Creek, 2010. Tale of strong tea, strong friendships, and strong southern women steeped in mystery. Fiction set in Dogwood Cove, a picturesque small town in Northeast Tennessee.
*Ollhoff, Jim. Tennessee. Edina, MN: ABDO, 2010. This travelogue-like book is filled with current state facts and statistical data about Tennessee. Important historical information about the state.
Parsons, Barbara Buchanan. Confederate History Compendium of Tennessee. Knoxville: Tennessee Valley, 2010. Sesquicentennial project of the Tennessee Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Remembrance of 150 Years Committee.
Purkey, Joe. Murder on the Danish Queen? An Ace Sleuth Novel. Baltimore: Publish America, 2010. Ace Sleuth, a Knoxville private investigator, and his wife Paula take an eight day cruise. When one of the male passengers turns up missing, the victim's wife looks to Ace and Paula for support. Crime fiction.
Quillen, Lida E. Dining Out on a Budget. Kingsport: Twilight Times, 2010. A guide to dining in East Tennessee.
*Rapp, Adam. Punkzilla. Somerville, MA: Candlewick, 2010. "Punkzilla" is on a mission to see his older brother "P,” before he dies of cancer. Still buzzing from his last hit of meth, he embarks on a days-long trip from Portland, Oregon to Memphis, Tennessee. Fiction.
Recipes for Body and Soul. [Johnson City: Unity Church of the Tri-Cities], 2010. "A collection of recipes from Unity Church of the Tri-Cities."
Reddick, Niles. Lead Me Home. Chiefland, FL: Heartland, 2010. Fiction set in Georgia and Tennessee.
Rosen, Delia. A Brisket, a Casket. New York: Kensington, 2010. When Gwen Silver inherits a Jewish deli in Tennessee, the native New Yorker leaves her messy divorce to start over in Nashville. Crime fiction set in Tennessee.
Smith, Dolph. Consider the Tomato: A Proposal to Enhance the Tomato's Position in the Dictionary. [Ripley, TN: Dolph Smith, 2010]. Art book with multi-sectioned binding. A center fold volvelle carries the title. Copper, tomato seeds, polycarbonate and Asahi book cloth. Finished in milk paint over wood boards. Papers are Fabriano Ingres and Bugra. Done up at Tennarkippi Field on Hurricane Hill in Western Tennessee.
*Snyder, Laurel. Penny Dreadful. New York: Random House, 2010. When her father suddenly quits his job, the almost-ten-year-old, friendless Penny and her neglectful parents leave their privileged life in the city for a ramshackle property in the eccentric town of Thrush Junction, Tennessee.
*Somervill, Barbara A. Tennessee. New York: Children's Press/Scholastic, 2010. Takes readers on a tour of Tennessee, describing the state's history, culture, land, economy, government, and sights, including unique facts, color maps and photos, the state song, suggested activities, lists of famous people, cultural institutions, and annual events, and other resources.
Staley, Grace Deborah. What the Heart Wants. Memphis: Bell Bridge, 2010. Grady never intended to follow the Wallace family tradition of lawmen, but when his father died young, rebellious Grady grew quickly into the role of staunch town defender. Fiction set in Tennessee.
Stanley, Summer L. Gatlinburg. New York: Channel Lake, 2010. Explore the “Gateway to the Smokies” with Tourist Town Guides. Gatlinburg is a favorite vacation destination in one of America's most beautiful regions. In this completely revised and updated guide, learn about the best hotels, shops, and restaurants, The Great Smoky Mountains, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and More!
*Supplee, Suzanne. Somebody Everybody Listens To. New York: Dutton, 2010. Upon graduating from high school in the tiny town of Starling, Tennessee, aspiring country singer Retta Lee Jones manages to get herself to Nashville, where, in spite of some bad luck and hard times, she tries to persevere in pursuing her dreams.
Tennessee Preservation Trust. Historic Tennessee. Text by James A. Crutchfield; photography by Robin Hood. Franklin, TN: Grandin Hood Publishers, 2010.
Tennessee Walking Horse: An American Tradition. Franklin: Grandin Hood, 2010. Capturing the Tennessee Walking Horse story on farms and venues across America for this stunning and collectable large format, art quality coffee table book.
Thompson, Fred. Teaching the Pig to Dance: A Memoir. New York: Crown Forum, 2010. The charismatic former U.S. Senator, actor, and presidential hopeful from Tennessee turns the page on his storied life in this long-awaited autobiography, discussing his dual professions in Hollywood and politics while revealing the values that have shaped him.
Townsend, Gavin Edward. R.H. Hunt: Master Architect of Chattanooga. Chattanooga: Cornerstones, 2010. Examines the work of Reuben Harrison Hunt (1862-1937), referred to at the time of his death as "the outstanding architect of the South." While Hunt designed public buildings in virtually every southern state, his efforts were focused primarily upon his home of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Turner, Lisa. A Little Death in Dixie. Memphis: Bell Bridge, 2010. Detective Billy Able must find one of Memphis' most seductive and notorious socialites. With the help of Mercy Snow, the estranged sister of the missing socialite, Billy follows a twisted trail of human frailty and corruption to disturbing truths. Crime fiction.
Wallace, Douglas. Everything Will Be All Right: A Memoir. Austin: Greenleaf, 2010. Abused by an alcoholic, unemployed father, Doug Wallace and his seven siblings barely survived childhood--fleeing in the night from landlords, scrambling for food, and burning down the only home they ever owned to collect insurance money. In this raw testimony of a heart-breaking, hardscrabble childhood, Doug Wallace paints an unforgettable portrait of a child determined to free himself from the cycle of poverty that strangled his family for generations. Wallace is a Tennessee lawyer.
Weil, Cynthia Ward. By Way of the Rose. Kingsport, TN: Twilight Times, 2010. Fiction about pioneer life and the Cherokee Indians in Tennessee.
Woodworth, Steven E., ed. The Chickamauga Campaign. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010. This broad collection covers every angle of this military campaign, from its prelude to its denouement, from the points of view of key players of all ranks on both sides.