Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 11, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books Special: Top Ten

Book Titles: Young Jane Young, The Twelve Mile Straight, Our Family Trouble, Manhattan Beach, American War, Thunder in the Mountains, Almost Paradise, All Grown Up

Nashville’s 29th Annual Southern Festival of Books roars to life this weekend – Friday October 13th to Sunday the 15th – with authors and booklovers converging on War Memorial Plaza (and the Library) in high spirits! Brand new this year: Humanities Tennessee partners with Watkins College of Art to bring Handmade & Bound, celebrating the art of handcrafted zines, artist books, and all things printed …

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July 23, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Interview with Corabel Shofner (“Bravery is Contagious”)

Book Title: Almost Paradise

Hi Corabel! Your book for middle grade readers – Almost Paradise –reminded me that a great book is a great book, no matter what age its primary audience. I’m thinking of Corduroy and The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Winnie the Pooh and Charlotte’s Web. I believe you have written something beautiful and timeless and also, very much, of its time; of …

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