Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 12, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books: Top Picks

Three days, eight food trucks, 288 authors, performance stages, downtown vibe, perfect fall weather:  BAM!  It’s the Southern Festival of Books.  Check out the schedule to see the host of terrific authors coming to Nashville October 14-16.  Today’s post features my quick guide to some of the Festival’s best offerings. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th The Future of Nashville Media Bruce Dobie, Ken Paulson, Kelly Gilfillan Friday, October 14, …

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July 18, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Just Mercy; Hillbilly Elegy (Don’t Believe Everything You Think)

I saw a bumper sticker the other day that seemed about right: What this says to me is:  Be humble.  You might be wrong.  It’s likely that you are wrong at least in part. I also love this church sign on Hillsboro Road: Is it possible to be both deeply humble in your approach to the world – and sufficiently courageous?  I don’t know. Three …

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