Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 16, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: Burial at Sea

  Everybody has to die of something. I didn’t say “everyone” on purpose. Every Body has to die of something. Yet we cannot bear to let a loved one die. We don’t much like to think of our own death. Underneath much of the conversation during Life in the Time of Corona lie these thoughts and half-thoughts, denials – and emotions. The 19th century was …

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June 16, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Carolyn Hall: “We Are All More Complicated and Various People Than Our Lives Allow” and How Writing Can Help

Book Title: Dimestore

“I love the warmth and flexibility of summer!” says Bacon contributor Carolyn Hall.  “Case in point, I had a free night last week while my husband took our daughter to a college visit at his alma mater.  I convinced a good friend that we should cash in our Southwest miles and take a quick overnight trip to New York City to see ‘Hamilton.’  So that we didn’t …

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December 11, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Carolyn Hall: Home for the Holidays

Book Title: Mr. Tall

Friend of Bacon Carolyn Hall has been dreading holiday travel.  What she likes most about the holidays is spending time with extended family, but what she likes least is getting to them:  “car rides, usually involving stop-and-go Interstate traffic, to places where it makes no sense to fly:  Atlanta, Asheville and Chattanooga.  And though I don’t mind the cold in the evening or if the sun’s out, …

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