Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 4, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Things That Happen – at the Plaza

I appreciate my home, truly I do, but few things make me happier than staying in a hotel. You’ve maybe heard me rave about the Hampton Inn in Middletown, Delaware. I’m also excited to stay at a storied hotel in London to celebrate a milestone anniversary in a few weeks. Author Don Winston (Our Family Trouble, The Gristmill Playhouse, The Union Club, S’wanee) stops in …

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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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