We are honored to host one of our favorite local authors, F. Lynne Bachleda, for her latest book From the Ground Up.
Lynne Bachleda's magnificent new book offers an abundance of riches. In elegant prose that is wise, insightful, inspiring, witty, evocative, and wonderfully readable, she transports us to Turkey, Italy, Ireland, Egypt, South Africa, Greece and the Aegean Sea, as well as Florida and Tennessee. A keen observer, her careful descriptions make you feel you are with her in the moment. But her book is so much more. It is about the importance of travel and of place in our fragile lives and of making the most of every experience whether it be with nature or other human beings.
F. Lynne Bachleda has been a freelance researcher and writer for more than thirty years. She has applied her expertise as a generalist for clients such as Bell South, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Brown University’s Foreign Policy Development Center, Chevron, Time-Life Books & Music, and former Secretary of State George P. Shultz at Stanford University, among many others.
A seventh generation Tennessean, she has collaborated many times with the Tennessee State Museum, most notably on the State of Tennessee’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall, a 19-acre urban park. Her granite-engraved research and writing there details the political, social, scientific, military, artistic, and natural histories of her home state.