Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 21, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: Figuring It Out.

Yesterday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that the state’s Safer at Home order will be lifted April 30th. Nashville’s may last longer. We’ll all have a lot to figure out, and soon. More on that in days to come. In the meanwhile, my friend Roger Moore, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Science and Principal Senior Lecturer in the English department at Vanderbilt …

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January 30, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Horror – and Hope (Stories of the Holocaust)

Book Titles: Violins of Hope, Hitler My Neighbor: Memoirs of a Jewish Childhood

The monster doesn’t usually live under the bed – but he might live in your neighborhood. And one day, a lifetime later, you might tell everyone what you saw. Edgar Feuchtwanger does just that in Hitler, My Neighbor. And Germany’s hit TV show “Babylon Berlin” – newly available in the U.S. – tries to explain how everyday people got caught up in the madness. Other …

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