Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome F. Lynne Bachleda to celebrate the release of her new book, A History of Nashville's Warner Parks.
This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Monday, November 1st at 6:30pm Central Time. Because space is limited, registration was required to attend. Please note that registration is full for this event. (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 so your space can be provided to another guest.) Masks will be required during this event.
About the Book
A History of Nashville's Warner Parks is a story of Percy Warner Park's and Edwin Warner Park's 3,200-plus acres from 500,000,000 years ago to the present. The transformation of the land is not, however, one simple story with a happy ending, but a tapestry of many stories of conflict and cooperation over millennia culminating in an irreplaceable community asset. The all-encompassing volume addresses the geologic, topographical, natural, social, cultural, military, business, governmental, environmental, and philanthropic histories of the area.
Sixteen authors tell the stories in 53 short, engaging chapters (copiously illustrated with approximately 175 maps, photographs, illustrations, artifacts, and reproductions of nationally known artists' oils, watercolors, and drawings) wherein readers can learn chronologically how the beloved parks (listed in the National Register of Historic Places) were, roughly over the past century, acquired, forged, enjoyed, neglected, and resurrected, ultimately to be cherished, expanded, and protected. Current maps, a wide-ranging timeline, and a species list with over 1,100 species are key elements in the appendix.
Edited and written in part by Nashville author F. Lynne Bachleda. Design by Gary Gore and page layouts & production by Bruce Gore of Gore Studio, Inc.
About the Author
F. Lynne Bachleda is a Nashville freelance non-fiction writer of 40-plus years. She has authored more than a dozen books; some have earned national honors. In 2009, at age 59, she began playwrighting. Smith & Krauss chose “A Tale of Two in One,” one of her 2016 Nashville Fringe Festival Mortal Quartet 10-minute works, for The Best Short Plays of 2017. Her plays have been developed at LaMama in New York and Umbria, Italy, and in London, UK. On her 70th birthday she was overjoyed to learn that her full-length play Stolen was awarded 2nd place in the 2021 Beverly Hills Theater Guild’s Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. Her current work Do I Have To? explores the intersection of artificial intelligence and reincarnation. She is proud to add A History of Nashville’s Warner Parks––the work of many––to the city story canon.