Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 14, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Summer Reading 2018: What is Love?

Book Titles: The Mars Room, Educated, Less, You Think It, I’ll Say It, Warlight, Sing Unburied Sing, Varina, Bury What We Cannot Take

I’ve just finished up a year of “Leadership Nashville,” which involved 14-hour days and field trips and a lot of time on the bus with strangers who – thankfully, wonderfully, quickly and sometimes slowly – became friends. In our group of 44: a sparkling news anchor, a beautiful rabbi. An editor of our newspaper and a museum curator. The heads of Metro Nashville Sports Authority, …

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June 8, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Nashville Special: When You Want Less

Book Title: Less

I wish we’d had less sad news this week.  I wish I weighed a little less heading into summer and the unkindness of sleeveless dresses. (For sure I need less rosé.) On the bright side – Andrew Sean Greer will be reading from his Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Less at Parnassus at 2 pm  this Saturday – he’s reading, answering questions, and also celebrating the launch …

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