Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 27, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Reading List for 2017: Guest Post by Monica McDougall

I ran into Monica McDougall at a party recently. “How are you? How are the kids?” I asked, expecting an enthusiastic response. “Normal,” she replied, with her lovely wry smile, a smile that conveyed the vagaries, hassles, worries, and aggravations of family life. “And I’m grateful.” Monica tells it like it is, always – and her answer has stuck with me. Today, I’m grateful that she’s sharing part …

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June 10, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

When You’ve Finished The Goldfinch…

Book Title: Americanah

When you’ve finished The Goldfinch, by all means take a breather.  You’ve just knocked back about three regular-length books.  You need a palate cleanser!  Read a magazine, catch up on your favorite TV show, maybe see Maleficent or Godzilla.  If you’re looking for your next big read – an ambitious book that’s also a page-turner, a book that people are talking about – I’d recommend Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi …

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