Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 17, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon Readers’ Top Picks of 2015, The Last Word

With great pleasure I share the last installment of Bacon readers’ top picks for 2015!  It’s not too late to get these books wrapped and under the tree… and it’s always a good time to treat yourself to a great read! From Kate McKee:  My favorite read of 2015 was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. I picked it up when it came out late last year …

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October 7, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Margaret Mead – Among the Tribes – with Malaria – and Between Two Men

Book Title: Euphoria

Lily King makes no grand claim that Euphoria explains Margaret Mead, though her bibliography suggests extensive research.  Reading it made me feel as if I could understand at least partially what it might have felt like to be Margaret Mead – among the tribes – with malaria and big ideas – and between two men. “While this is a work of fiction,” writes King, “it was …

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