Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Jay Farrell to celebrate his new book, Abandoned Tennessee Treasures.
This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30pm Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.) Masks are strongly encouraged during this event.
(PLEASE NOTE: This event was announced for 4/11, but due to ongoing supply issues was rescheduled to 5/31. Attendees who previously registered do not need to re-register.)
About the Book
Abandoned Tennessee Treasures is a collection of photography and adventures featuring nostalgic abandoned and forgotten roadside gems from yesteryear. Photographer and storyteller, Jay Farrell, takes you along multiple journeys through Tennessee’s less traveled backroads in the plains of West Tennessee, the Cumberland Plateau, the East Tennessee hills, and points north and south.
Take a step back in time as forgotten country general stores tell stories of their past glory involving creaking wood floors and screen doors, penny candy jars, community gathering, bologna sandwiches, and ice-cold Coca-Colas in the ice water bin. Several forgotten Victorian-era homes with unique shapes and interesting contents left behind also grace the pages of this title. Let us not forget the old-time gas station with the ding-ding, mechanic on duty, full-service gas pumps, and travel maps. Old defunct churches (from the days of outhouses and hand fans as air conditioners), a hidden one-room schoolhouse, antique cars and trucks slowly sinking into the fields, and so much more are showcased in this nostalgic title.
About the Author
Jay Farrell is a Nashville, Tennessee, based photographer / author / explorer who loves photographing abandoned structures. He has a passion for utilizing his camera to share the unique, distressed beauty of abandoned structures that most of the world has forgotten. Sharing his adventures with the public through authorship inspires him as much as the adventures themselves. Author website is www.jayfarrellauthor.com