Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 3, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Top Picks: Labor Day Weekend

Book Titles: The Girls, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, The Art of Travel, Miss Jane, The Fishermen, The Odd Woman and the City, The Dream Life of Astronauts

The serious business of fall is almost upon us:  sporting events, social events, the acquisition of mums.  Almost!  But not today. If you need one last summertime read, you might pick up The Girls, by Emma Cline – a smart, sexy novel that’s spent most of the summer on the New York Times bestseller list. It’s the summer of 1969 and teenager Evie Boyd is bored, unhappy, and unsupervised.  Her best …

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March 2, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Sydney Man Charged with Cannibalism and Incest

Book Title: The News: A User's Manual

In The News:  A User’s Manual, Alain de Botton examines with his usual thoughtfulness and wicked humor the state of news reporting today.  His conclusion:  Journalists fail us, utterly!  DeBotton is well known for his deep dives into subjects that interest him; bestsellers include How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel and The Architecture of Happiness.  (He also wrote How to Think More …

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