Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 30, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: Notes from New York City

Book Title: The Peacock Feast

Author Lisa Gornick had planned to visit Nashville bookstore Parnassus on March 19th, and I was excited to interview her there. Her new novel The Peacock Feast – sumptuous historical fiction set in early 20th-century New York  – had recently been released in paperback, and she was on tour. Honestly, I feared there might be a thin or nonexistent crowd at Parnassus since much of …

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August 18, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Martha Ivester on Why She Didn’t Finish Her Summer Reading

Book Title: Family Furnishings

I sometimes feel like I barely manage the technology in my life.  BaconOnTheBookshelf only exists because my friend Betsy Wills patiently and painstakingly walked me through all the hard parts.  I’m so impressed by friends like her and Martha Ivester, who has recently joined the Google team as City Manager of Google Fiber, Nashville.  She’s in charge of the rollout of the gigabit network here! “It’s a fantastic …

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