Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 6, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Dreamland: Guest Post by Elizabeth Hawkins

Book Title: Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

My friend Elizabeth Hawkins stops in at Bacon today to talk about a book she calls a “jaw-dropping work of nonfiction.” The author will speak in Nashville tomorrow, May 7th – please, read on!

December 29, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Nonfiction Top Picks 2018: Our Moment in Time

Book Titles: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, The Girl With Seven Names, I Was Told to Come Alone, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, Islam and The Future of Tolerance

The world today is noisy with news. We’re yanked from one story to the next with hardly a moment to pause and reflect. Anger sometimes simmers just beneath the surface of those making – and reporting – the news. It’s tiring, and I’m not sure we’re on a path to wisdom. What can you do? Take a deep breath. Try to gain a broader perspective …

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