Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 13, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

She’s on the C.A.S.E.: Guest Post by Dallas Wilt

How to describe my friend Dallas… Imagine Nancy Drew, she of the yellow 1970s hardbacks – earnest, wholesome, smart, with that twinkle in her eye. Add some Bewitched charm and sparkle. Reese Witherspoon class and style. Do you have a picture? Dallas is of course her own protagonist, her own heroine – living an energetic life, raising her daughters, taking care of Fleming, and making a difference in a variety of educational and philanthropic circles. Continue reading →

January 10, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

National Jewish Book Award Winners (and Finalists) Inspire –

The noise of the news is loud every day and voices of conflict are elevated. Yet important voices of peace are always to be found, including in the books that won or were finalists for the National Jewish Book Awards for 2018 (announced yesterday).

You may want to take a look at the terrific list. I’m most intrigued by The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America, by Mohammed Al Samawi. Continue reading →