Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 6, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

The Book of Strange New Things

Book Titles: The Book of Strange New Things, Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Girl, The Annotated Autobiography, All The Light We Cannot See

In The Book of Strange New Things, Peter is both Preacher Man and Man of God: a charismatic leader and a man who prays alone.  He’s a missionary to the Oasans, who by the way live on another planet.  He’s hot like Captain Kirk, if not as beefy.  The Book of Strange New Things takes you places you never thought you’d go – and you just might love …

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May 29, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Alice Randall on Summer Reading, the Soul-Self, and Naked Boldness

Book Titles: Poisonwood Bible, Bridge of Sighs, Vedi

I first met author Alice Randall when she visited book club at my friend Lawrence Blank-Cook’s home years ago, when Lawrence and her family lived on Central.  Our book club was discussing The Wind Done Gone, and Alice agreed to come and join the conversation about her novel.  I remember a lively evening with what seemed to me quite a lot of honesty in the room.  I …

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