Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 28, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

It’s Not Black and White. Or Is It?

Book Titles: Little Fires Everywhere, An American Marriage

    I always stop for an Oreo McFlurry on the drive from Nashville to Atlanta. One on the way there, one on the way back. Last weekend – for the first time ever! –  a book on Audible was so captivating that I didn’t need to stop.

October 2, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Help Wanted: Southern Festival of Books

Book Titles: Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo, Turning Pages, The Great Believers, She Would Be King, Beautiful Country Burn Again, Fire Sermon, Rush, Varina

Dear Bacon Friends – I don’t want to do this alone. I’d be so grateful for your help! I imagine you joining me – we’re up there together on stage interviewing Celeste Ng (Little Fires Everywhere) and Tayari Jones (An American Marriage) at the Southern Festival of Books. We’re hoping to start a good conversation. What serious OR not-so-serious questions shall we ask? The sky’s …

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July 23, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Monica McDougall: Friends, This One Hurts (on Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You)

Monica McDougall is just back from an Out West adventure:  two weeks, two families, two RV’s, too much fun!  (One painful, beautiful book – more on that later.) They saw the sights – Mount Rushmore, Old Faithful, the “World Famous Corn Palace” in Mitchell, South Dakota.  They encountered the wildlife at Yellowstone.  They rafted, rode horses, played cards. The traveling gang was especially grateful for friends along …

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