Pre-Order Signed/Personalized Copies of Greetings From New Nashville

Parnassus Books is thrilled to offer our customers the opportunity to preorder autographed and/or personalized copies of Greetings From New Nashville, the new nonfiction collection edited by Steve Haruch. Read on for important ordering instructions, as well as more information about Steve and the book.

Ordering Information

Greetings From New Nashville will be published on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. All pre-orders can be signed or personalized by the author at no additional cost. If you would like your book personalized, please include exactly how you would like the editor to personalize your book in the comments section of your order. The comments are delivered to us exactly as you enter them, so it is helpful if you write in full sentences (i.e. "I would Steve to personalize the book to Megan Thee Stallion").

Please be sure to write SIGNED COPY in the comments section of your order as you check out, or your order may be filled with an unsigned book.

If you would like Steve to personalize your book, please include how you would like him to do so in the comments section as well, otherwise we will not know to ask Steve to personalize your book and will fill your order with a signed copy. There is no extra cost for signed or personalized books!

About Greetings From New Nashville

In 1998, roughly 2 million visitors came to see what there was to see in Nashville. By 2018, that number had ballooned to 15.2 million.

In that span of two decades, the boundaries of Nashville did not change. But something did. Or rather, many somethings changed, and kept changing, until many who lived here began to feel they no longer recognized their own city. And some began to feel it wasn't their own city at all anymore, pushed to its fringes by rising housing costs. Between 1998 and 2018, the population of Nashville grew by 150,000. On some level, Nashville has always packaged itself for consumption, but something clicked and suddenly everyone wanted a taste.

But why Nashville? Why now? What changed to make all this change possible? This book is an attempt to understand those changes, or, if not to understand them, exactly, then to grapple with the question: What happened?


  • Ann Patchett
  • Margaret Renkl
  • Ben Folds
  • Zach Stafford
  • Tiana Clark
  • Bobby Allyn
  • Meribah Knight
  • Ansley T. Erickson
  • Steve Cavendish
  • Ted Alcorn
  • J.R. Lind
  • Steven Hale
  • Ron Wynn
  • Ashley Spurgeon
  • Richard Lloyd
  • Carrie Ferguson Weir
  • Betsy Phillips
  • Steve Haruch

About the Editor

Steve Haruch is a writer, editor and filmmaker. He worked as a staff editor at the Nashville Scene from 1997-2014, covering music, art, film, politics and culture. His writing has since appeared at The New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR's Code Switch, The Guardian, Gravy and, among other outlets. His audio stories have aired on Nashville Public Radio and WBUR's Here and Now. In 2018, Haruch edited the collection People Only Die of Love in Movies: Film Writing by Jim Ridley (Vanderbilt University Press), which was first runner-up for the Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Reference/Primary Source Work in Popular and American Culture from the Popular Culture Association.

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Greetings from New Nashville: How a Sleepy Southern Town Became It City By Steve Haruch (Editor) Cover Image
By Steve Haruch (Editor)
ISBN: 9780826500274
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vanderbilt University Press - October 15th, 2020