Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 24, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Coffee and Classics, Part 1: Guest Post by Nichole Huseby

Book Title: The Optimist's Daughter

You bring the coffee, I’ll bring the classic: today’s post is the first in an occasional series featuring vintage reads. Nichole Huseby begins the conversation with her lovely piece on The Optimist’s Daughter, by Eudora Welty, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1973. An interview with Nichole follows. From Nichole:  Eudora Welty might be a name overlooked in contemporary circles. Her work merits reintroduction, …

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September 24, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

A Note to Eudora Welty Fans

Bacon contributor Mary Jo Shankle recently wrote a beautiful post on Welty’s Delta Wedding and wanted to share an unusual opportunity.  From Mary Jo: A note to Welty fans in the middle Tennessee area…the downtown branch of the Nashville Public Library is featuring an exhibition of 36 of her photographs taken in the 1930s and ’40s.  Welty was a prolific photographer and her work includes portraits, …

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August 28, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Mary Jo Shankle on a Delta Wedding

Mary Jo Shankle, my friend and neighbor, keeps it real and makes me laugh.  She claims that her special talent is knowing when to turn off the rice.  “Seriously, I have an instinct. I am also very good at intuiting possible problems with any plan. It drives many people crazy.”  Guilty pleasures include old movies (especially musicals), truffle oil, and letting the dogs on the …

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