Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 5, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

It’s Not You, It’s Me: Guest Post by Laura Cooper

Book Titles: A Legacy of Spies, King Lear, Dunbar, A Month in the Country

Today, Laura Cooper stops in at Bacon to dish on a troubled relationship – and her journey to happily ever after. From Laura: I’ve spent the year estranged from an old and dear friend. I’ve tried everything you’re supposed to do in such a case: time apart; time together in a fresh environment. I’ve tried mixing it up, seeking out surprise and even a little …

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April 11, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by John Lavey: “Humor is Tragedy plus Time”

Book Title: The Patrick Melrose novels

Please join me this Tuesday night, April 12th at 7:30 to hear John Lavey live at Zanie’s!  He’s reading a story as part of That Time of the Month, a show created by his friend Melanie Vare in Los Angeles for funny female storytellers (and one token dude).  This month’s topic is overindulgence.  You can reserve tickets for half price by using the code “TTOTM” when buying online or at the door. In the meanwhile, meet …

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July 22, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon Bit: Never at a Loss for Words

Book Title: Lost for Words

Please join me for a four-week series of bacon bits – very short takes on top-notch current reads.  Summer seems the season for tiny reviews of terrific books! Today’s Featured Read:  Lost for Words, by Edward St. Aubyn. Quick Summary:  Lost for Words is a (mostly) comic tale of hijinks at the highest levels of literary awards.  St. Aubyn imagines what happens behind closed doors …

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