Randall to sign new novel at area bookstores

Alice Randall
Alice Randall (Vanderbilt Photo/Daniel Dubois)

Vanderbilt Writer in Residence Alice Randall will discuss her new novel, Ada’s Rules, at Parnassus Books in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. May 8,  and at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt at 2 p.m. May 19.

The book tells the story of the fictitious Ada Howard, the wife of the preacher at Nashville’s Full Love Baptist Tabernacle. When she hears about her 25-year college reunion, which will take place in 12 months’ time, she embarks on a significant weight-loss program.

Meanwhile, Ada is suspicious of her handsome husband and questions his fidelity, even as one of her old flames comes back in the picture. When she comes up with a set of rules for a new way of living, things begin to change in a big way.