Parnassus Books is thrilled to offer our customers the opportunity to pre-order signed copies of Graceland, at Last by New York Times contributing writer Margaret Renkl. Graceland, at Last will be published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Read on for important ordering information, as well as more details about the book!
All pre-orders can be signed by Margaret Renkl at no additional cost. Because of the volume of orders expected, no personalization requests will be accepted for this pre-order campaign.
The deadline for pre-orders is Monday, September 13th.
More about Graceland, at Last
For the past four years, Margaret Renkl’s columns have offered readers of The New York Times a weekly dose of natural beauty, human decency, and persistent hope from her home in Nashville. Now more than sixty of those pieces have been brought together in this sparkling new collection.
“People have often asked me how it feels to be the ‘voice of the South,’” writes Renkl in her introduction. “But I’m not the voice of the South, and no one else is, either.” There are many Souths—red and blue, rural and urban, mountain and coast, Black and white and brown—and no one writer could possibly represent all of them. In Graceland, At Last, Renkl writes instead from her own experience about the complexities of her homeland, demonstrating along the way how much more there is to this tangled region than many people understand.
More about Margaret Renkl:
Margaret Renkl is the author of Graceland, At Last and Late Migrations, which was a Read with Jenna/ TODAY Show book club selection. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, where her essays appear weekly. Her work has also appeared in Guernica, Literary Hub, Proximity, and River Teeth, among others. She was the founding editor of Chapter 16, the daily literary publication of Humanities Tennessee, and is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Carolina. She lives in Nashville.