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TN Writers | TN Stories: In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville TN

Sep 10 2022
TN Writers | TN Stories: In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

In the Wild Light

Jeff Zentner reads from his award-winning young adult novel, “In the Wild Light,” joined in discussion with Stephanie Koehler.

As part of the Museum’s programming for their exhibition, Painting the Smokies: Art, Community, and the Making of a National ParkJeff Zentner reads from his award-winning young adult novel, In the Wild Light. He will be joined in discussion with Stephanie Koehler, whose roles in books and literacy in Nashville span 20+ years. 

Life in small-town Tennessee has never been easy. Cash already lost his mother to an opioid addiction and is losing his papaw, who raised him, one labored breath at a time. But loss has led him to Delaney Doyle, and she’s been his salvation. The trouble is that canoeing on the river and hiking the East Tennessee mountains might be all he needs to fill his soul, but Delaney is meant for so much more. So when Delaney makes a scientific discovery that gets them both full rides at an elite boarding school in Connecticut, Cash has to make the tough decision to leave behind his place of the heart to support his person of the heart. Will the decision to go to Middleford Academy be the thing that finally breaks Cash, or will it be the making of him?

While admission is free, registration is encouraged.

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A reception will be held at 10am before the event.


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