Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

February 3, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

The Wondrous World: Guest Post by Sara Bhatia

  Wonders are all around us – as are grievous ills – harms – and losses. It’s hard to figure out even my small corner of the world and how to be a good person in it. Reading helps. Also talking to friends. I’m delighted for Sara Bhatia to return to Bacon today and share some of the things she saw and read and thought …

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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 …

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December 16, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

My Favorite Read of 2018: Guest Post by Agenia Clark

Agenia Clark, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, co-founder of Avenue Bank, former member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, is consistently recognized as one of Nashville’s “100 Most Powerful People” by the Nashville Business Journal. Her friends recognize her as one of Nashville’s most encouraging. “Agenia is a person who champions others,” says superstar lawyer and friend Marlee Mitchell. “She listens well …

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October 2, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Help Wanted: Southern Festival of Books

Dear Bacon Friends – I don’t want to do this alone. I’d be so grateful for your help! I imagine you joining me – we’re up there together on stage interviewing Celeste Ng (Little Fires Everywhere) and Tayari Jones (An American Marriage) at the Southern Festival of Books. We’re hoping to start a good conversation. What serious OR not-so-serious questions shall we ask? The sky’s …

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