Phillips is the author of five novels – “Quiet Dell,” “Lark and Termite,” “MotherKind,” “Shelter” and “Machine Dreams.” She has also written two widely anthologized story collections, “Fast Lanes,” and “Black Tickets.”
“Quiet Dell” was selected as a Wall Street Journal Best Fiction of 2013 and a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2013 selection. “Lark and Termite,” winner of the Heartland Prize, was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and a Prix de Medici Étranger finalist. Her other books were also awarded numerous prizes.
Phillips will speak about her last novel, “Quiet Dell,” and read from it. Based on a true story, “Quiet Dell” is the compelling tale of a con man who took advantage of widows. It is fiction of the highest caliber by an author at the top of her craft.
It is indeed a privilege for the Signal Mountain Library to host Jayne Anne Phillips. Call the library at (423) 886-7323 for more information and come early for a good parking space.