IN STORE: Lacie Waldon, author of The Only Game in Town, in conversation with Kim Baldwin

Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Lacie Waldon to celebrate her new book, The Only Game in Town, in conversation with Kim Baldwin.

This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Thursday, March 23rd 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.

About the Book

One small town, one big prize, one handsome stranger...

Nothing ever changes in Redford, Georgia. That's what freelance editor Jess Reid loves about her hometown--and part of what keeps her from leaving. Content taking care of her father, a car mechanic who singlehandedly raised her after her mom skipped out, Jess is resigned to a safe, unremarkable existence...until Jasper Wilhelm, the town's eccentric benefactor, dies suddenly and leaves behind the opportunity of a lifetime.

Financial advisor Carter Barclay has been too busy to visit his grandfather in Redford, but he's heard countless stories about the town and its zany residents from Jasper. A small, insular town in Georgia is the last place Carter expects to be spending his summer--but it seems his grandfather had one final trick up his sleeve.

At the funeral, it's revealed that Jasper has devised a massive, high-stakes game for the people of Redford, with the winning duo taking home his entire fortune. The catch? He's already taken the liberty of pairing them up. As tensions of all kinds rise between Jess and Carter, and the life-changing prize looms closer, the two must decide what they're willing to risk to change their lives. A love story full of spirit and hijinks, The Only Game in Town is a funny, quirky homage to the people we get to call home.

About the Author

Lacie Waldon is a writer with her head in the clouds--literally. A flight attendant based in Los Angeles, Waldon spends her days writing from the jump seat and searching the world for new stories. She is the author of The Layover and From the Jump.

About Kim Baldwin

Kim Baldwin is a writer and Digital Editor for the Nashville SceneYou can read her work at Nashville Scene and Joy the Baker. Kim started the blog The Blonde Mule in 2006 and turned her popular interview series into a podcast. On Ladyland, Kim interviews women and non-binary friends like Samantha Irby, Mary Laura Philpott, and Destiny Birdsong. Kim is a former bookseller, avid reader and world-renowned cat mom. Follow Kim on Instagram and Twitter @theblondemule and at

Event date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
The Only Game in Town By Lacie Waldon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593540800
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 21st, 2023