Susan Gregg Gilmore


In honor of Women's History Month, the UTC Library and the UTC Women's Center presented celebrated southern author Susan Gregg Gilmore on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in the Library's Southern Writers Room. Learn about Susan Gregg Gilmore's history of writing, both as a female journalist working around the country and as a celebrated novelist sharing unforgettable stories of Southern female characters. 

Susan Gregg Gilmore's Novels

Bring your copy or purchase one at the event (the novels will be sold starting at 5:30) and have it signed by the author.

The Funeral Dress

The Funeral Dress

"With The Funeral Dress, Gilmore—a former Nashville resident who now lives in Chattanooga—does her finest work to date, perfectly capturing the rhythm and music of the small-town Southern vernacular… This is a simple, quiet story about family ties, life’s disappointments, the daily struggle it takes to persevere, and the ways women support one another when times are tough, especially in the hard work of child-rearing. It’s also a story about gifts: those Emmalee discovers in herself and those—like compassion and comfort—that her pain unexpectedly reveals in others." - Chapter16.org

The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove

The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove

"The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove is much more than “just” a novel about racism in the South.  It’s a tale of one young woman’s struggle to come to terms with who she is." - Jenn’s Bookshelves

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen

"Every female will find herself identifying with Catherine Grace’s search for her place in the world." - Chattanooga Times Free Pres