Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 25, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

A Bacon Guide to the Big Fall Novels: The Bacon 8

Oscar Mayer recently announced the launch of its “totally real dating app” called Sizzl:  “In love, as it is in bacon, it’s important to be discerning when selecting your perfect match and to never settle for less than the best.”  The stakes are high when you choose your next read, as well.  Today, I bring you a short list of the season’s most intriguing titles. …

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March 25, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Incendiary Material: A Slow Burn and A Pipe Bomb

Book Titles: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, The Flamethrowers

Nashville’s All-City Read for 2014, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, is both heart-warming and heart-wrenching.  From beginning to end, it simmers with feeling.  Another hot current read – The Flamethrowers – explodes with action you didn’t see coming.  Both novels feature radical experiments of the 1970’s and searing personal experiences. In We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, the novel’s central character, Rosemary, grows up …

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