Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 2, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

August Special: Top 5, On the Bookshelves and In the Universe

You don’t have to leave the solar system this August for some exceptional happenings and reads… today’s post features Bacon’s top five!   Top Pick:  Solar Eclipse, Monday, August 21st Buy your protective glasses if you haven’t already. And if you don’t live in Nashville – come enjoy it with us! Ride the wave of collective excitement as the biggest major city in the U.S. …

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August 18, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Late Summer: He Said/She Said Featuring Jay and Christi Turner

For Jay and Christi Turner, the end of the summer is also the end of of an era: their oldest daughter leaves for college this month.  She’s going to their alma mater, and they’ll try to keep a close eye on her at a distance.  Vanderbilt is, after all, where Christi and Jay met (“She came over one day to play volleyball.  I was living …

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March 12, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Spring Break Roundup: She Wants to Lead a Glamorous Life…Without Love, It Ain’t Much

Book Title: The Swans of Fifth Avenue

Most of what you need to know about love can be learned from Sheila E’s “The Glamorous Life.”  You can do a line of cocaine or click here for a serious high.  Be careful, you’ll want to watch every single performance of “The Glamorous Life” uploaded to YouTube.  (Do it!!)     She just nails it at the end, after all the gushing about diamonds and furs: …

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February 27, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Be Frank With Me: Interview with The Author

Book Title: Be Frank With Me

Be Frank With Me – out a few weeks ago and already gaining a legion of enthusiastic fans – tells the story of a single mother, her exceptional (and exceptionally difficult) son, and the babysitter who is plunked into their lives.  They all have things to learn from each other, however reluctantly. Mimi Banning is the single mother, a one-hit wonder whose first book won the Pulitzer …

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