|Tennessee Curiosities by Kristin Luna|
Review by Shana Lusk
As anyone familiar with our beautiful state knows, Tennessee is full of hidden treasures and pleasant surprises. Fortunately for travelers and natives alike, Kristin Luna makes the path to finding those well-kept secrets an effortless one in her new book “Tennessee Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, & Other Offbeat Stuff.” The book is carefully organized by the three grand divisions of the state, making it a must have for sightseers in any or all parts of Tennessee.
Within each section, Luna highlights interesting or unusual attractions complete with driving directions and contact information. From the haunted Orpheum Theatre in Memphis to Knoxville’s vibrant Market Square, this book guides readers through the state one roadside stop at a time. Many rural areas of the state are covered as well. Luna highlights local festivals and activities of special interest, such as the Strawberry Festival in downtown Dayton and the Tennessee Renaissance Festival in Franklin.
From museums to coffee shops, this guide will point you in the direction of the very best from one end of the state to the other. Intriguing Tennessee facts and other tidbits of information are also sprinkled throughout. Luna’s witty style coupled with the book’s neat arrangement make this a fast and enjoyable read for anyone looking to explore the curiosities of the Volunteer State. With this book in hand, travelers are sure to make many lasting memories discovering all that Tennessee has to offer.
To discover more great reads, check out the February issue of At Home Tennessee Magazine