Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 2, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books: Serenity Gerbman has the prettiest name in Nashville, and it suits her

Book Title: The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

Serenity Gerbman has the prettiest name in Nashville, and it suits her.  I asked her about it recently.  “Serenity is my first name and Storme is my middle name,” she told me.  “My mother named me Serenity because the big peace festival Woodstock was happening at the time (although I was not born there!) and Storme because I was born during Hurricane Camille.  As  a …

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April 9, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Lauren Ossolinski: The Books That Stick With Me

Lauren Ossolinski, this year’s featured artist at The Harding Academy Art Show, practices yoga.  That being said – “if you asked any of my friends to describe me, ‘zen’ is not a word that would come up!” she admits cheerfully. Katie Crumbo loves to brag on her friend Lauren, “a terrific person who can laugh at herself, a thoughtful soul with a quick sense of humor.” Katie …

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