Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 4, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Beach Read, Reach Read: Part 1 (Figuring Things Out)

If you live in Nashville, it’s all about the ice. What beach?! You might need a distraction from the chilly, stressful excitement of the Stanley Cup. Today’s post is the appetizer in a two-part series featuring beach reads that are undeniably – if unexpectedly – just right for the season. Wednesday, be ready for Sean Kinch’s brilliant main course. From the Discerning Reader column in …

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May 31, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon at the Beach: Top Pick, Summer 2016

Book Titles: The Summer Book, The Excellent Lombards, Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Modern Lovers, Maestra, Tiny Beautiful Things

I have to tell you about The Summer Book, a quietly beautiful little novel first published in 1972 and still in print.  The paperback is just the right size for your beach bag, and it’s like the perfect sand dollar you find maybe once in your life:  a small miracle, ordinary in its way, but also extraordinary.  It has given me a vision of who …

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June 2, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Best. Beach Read. Ever! (Summer 2015)

Book Titles: The Royal We, The Royal We, Beauty's Kingdom

Sorry for gushing.  I’m having a hard time containing my enthusiasm for this novel!  It’s early in the summer, and I haven’t been anywhere close to the shore.  But I’ve been on a quest to find the ultimate new beach read to share with my sister and Bacon readers. I’m here to tell you I’ve found it.  The Royal We, by Heather Cocks and Jessica …

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