Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 31, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

I Miss You When I Blink: Interview with Mary Laura Philpott

This week – seeking comfort – I returned to an old favorite, The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff. “While Eeyore frets and Piglet hesitates and Rabbit calculates and Owl pontificates, Pooh just is.” I’m not sure that the Tao is my road to inner peace, but I’m not opposed to borrowing its wisdom. And I’m in favor of Pooh in all circumstances.

February 28, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Interview with Amy and Amos: On Life, Joys, Worries, Books + Ballet Ball 2019

You’ll notice Amy Atkinson in a crowd. Her long strawberry-auburn tresses could star in their own movie. You might hear Amy before you see her – that convivial personality and confident laugh. Her Ballet Ball co-chair, Amos Gott, is a little quieter when you first meet him. A steady sort, with perfect style. Less quiet the better you know him.     Amy and Amos stop …

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February 3, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

The Wondrous World: Guest Post by Sara Bhatia

Book Title: The Man in the Sharkskin Suit

  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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