Friends Of The Chattanooga Public Library Welcomed New York Times Bestselling Author Jeff Shaara

Monday, June 9, 2014
Photo: (left to right) Tom Griscom, former editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tom’s wife Marion Griscom, William Sundquist executive chair Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library, Jeff Shaara, New York Times Best-selling author at the book signing for his new book: The Smoke at Dawn
Photo: (left to right) Tom Griscom, former editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tom’s wife Marion Griscom, William Sundquist executive chair Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library, Jeff Shaara, New York Times Best-selling author at the book signing for his new book: The Smoke at Dawn

The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library hosted Random House author Jeff Shaara last Thursday at the The Chattanooga Public Library.

Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of A Chain of Thunder and A Blaze of Glory. His third novel in the trilogy concludes with his latest release, The Smoke at Dawn, which went on sale June 3.

J"eff was thrilled that the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library had an opportunity to host the event as this book is based on the rich history that surrounds the Chattanooga area," officials said.

“There were nearly 300 people who attended this event.” said William Sundquist, executive chair, Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library.

“This was a great night for Chattanooga,” said Corinne Hill, executive director, of the Chattanooga Public Library. “We like to thank Jeff Shaara and Random House for their support of Chattanooga and the Public Library”.


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