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10/15 - HOW FIRE RUNS by Charles Dodd White w/ Jon Sealy

Union Ave Books welcomes Charles Dodd White to present his new book HOW FIRE RUNS. Charles will be joined in conversation by Jon Sealy, author of THE EDGE OF AMERICA. This free virtual event takes place on October 15th @ 7pm (Eastern) on Zoom, send an RSVP to to attend. Please include the the title of the book HOW FIRE RUNS in the subject line. We will send the zoom link the day of the event. 

Pre-order HOW FIRE RUNS here:



A chilling, timely reminder of the moral and human costs of racial hatred.

What happens when a delusional white supremacist and his army of followers decide to create a racially pure “Little Europe” within a rural Tennessee community? As the town’s residents grapple with their new reality, minor skirmishes escalate and dirty politics, scandals, and a cataclysmic chain of violence follows. In this uncanny reflection of our time, award-winning novelist Charles Dodd White asks whether Americans can save themselves from their worst impulses and considers the consequences when this salvation comes too late.


Charles Dodd White is the author of four novels, including two from Swallow Press: How Fire Runs and In the House of Wilderness. He has received the Appalachian Book of the Year Award and the Chaffin Award for his fiction. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is an associate professor of English at Pellissippi State Community College.

Jon Sealy is the author of The Whiskey Baron and The Edge of America. A South Carolina native, he is a freelance writer in Richmond, Virginia, and the publisher of Haywire Books. His short fiction has appeared in The Normal School, PANK, and The Sun, among other venues, and his nonfiction has appeared in The Rumpus, The Millions, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He lives with his family in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia.


Event Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
How Fire Runs: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804012287
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Swallow Press - October 13th, 2020

The Edge of America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950182008
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Haywire Books - September 10th, 2019

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