Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 23, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Fall Book Frenzy and Bacon Sale!

Each September, University School of Nashville hosts the Fall Book Frenzy, a used book and media sale and school fundraiser that is also open to the community.  Hardbacks sell for $3 and paperbacks for $1-2.  This year, I’ll be donating for sale most of the books I’ve featured at Bacon for the last 18 months:  Spread your joy in the world, you books!  I hope …

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August 12, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Back to School Special: The Housekeeper and the Professor

Book Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor

University School of Nashville math teacher and all-round great guy Joel Bezaire recommended some summer reading for me a while back: The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa.  I’ve since learned that Ogawa’s novel is also the Harpeth Hall all-school read this year!  This book highlights the beauty, enchantment, and mystery of math.  Did I really just say that?  It does so through the story …

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