IN STORE: Sharon Mabry, author of The Blue Box and Memories that Live in the Bones

Author photo of Sharon MabryParnassus Books is pleased to welcome Sharon Mabry to celebrate her new book, The Blue Box and Memories that Live in the Bones.

This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Thursday, January 25th 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

A salad-eating dog, the haunted trunk, a 'possum who drinks coffee-The Blue Box and Memories that Live in the Bones by Sharon Mabry is a collection of stories about Mabry's growing up years in the mountains of East Tennessee, some of the adventures in her 56-year marriage, and her thoughts on retirement after teaching for 52 years at Austin Peay State University. Mabry writes with wit and candor about her mother's declining health and the changes to her family home. Throughout her life, Mabry finds the humor that lives within each moment. The Blue Box and Memories that Live in the Bones is a collection that glimpses into the inner joy that maintains Mabry's dimpled cheeks and smiling eyes. It's a contagious outlook that will inspire readers to find amusement in their own reflections.

About the Author

Sharon Mabry is the author of The Postmaster's Daughter (Thorncraft Publishing, 2022), a mystery novel set in East Tennessee, and the humorous, memoir story collection, The Blue Box and Memories that Live in the Bones (Thorncraft, 2024). Prior to creative writing, Mabry, who is an award-winning mezzo-soprano soloist and recording artist, premiered works by more than forty composers and made nine critically acclaimed recordings. She was a featured writer for the NATS Journal of Singing. Her book reviews and featured articles on women composers have appeared in several major music journals. She is the author of two books about music, Exploring Twentieth-Century Vocal Music (Oxford University Press, 2002, 2009) and The Performing Life: A Singer's Guide to Survival (Scarecrow Press, Rowman and Littlefield, 2012). Mabry holds the Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University, the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from George Peabody College/Vanderbilt University, and a performance certificate from the prestigious Franz-Schubert-Institut in Austria.In addition to her concert career, Mabry established a long tenure as professor of music at Austin Peay State University, where she received the university's highest award for creativity (the Richard M. Hawkins Award) and for teaching (the Distinguished Professor Award). Sharon Mabry is an East Tennessee native, having grown up in Newport, Tennessee. She currently lives in Clarksville, TN.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215

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ISBN: 9781961609037
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Published: Thorncraft Publishing - January 25th, 2024