Cathie Pelletier’s first novel, The Funeral Makers, was published in 1986, and she’s written 10 more since, including two under the pseudonym K.C. McKinnon. Pelletier moved to Nashville in 1976 to pursue songwriting and spent 30 years here — she’s had cuts by David Byrne and Tex-Mex supergroup Texas Tornados — but books are still her bread and butter. In her latest novel The One-Way Bridge, she returns to the setting of The Funeral Makers — the town of Mattagash, inspired by Allagash, Maine, where she was born — and explores small-town life and squabbles while delving into more universal themes of loneliness and the importance of community. Pelletier will discuss and sign her new book.