Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 14, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books Special: Gayle Forman, Leave Me (If I Stay)

Get ready for one of the Festival’s shiniest events!  Gayle Forman (If I Stay) will share the stage at War Memorial Auditorium with Curtis Sittenfeld (Eligible) on Saturday, October 15th from 3:30-4:30 pm.  Mary Laura Philpott of Parnassus and Penguin fame moderates the conversation (Penguins with People Problems).   Forman doesn’t shy away from the gritty details of motherhood in her first novel for adults, Leave Me.  Maribeth, the …

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October 12, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books: Top Picks

Three days, eight food trucks, 288 authors, performance stages, downtown vibe, perfect fall weather:  BAM!  It’s the Southern Festival of Books.  Check out the schedule to see the host of terrific authors coming to Nashville October 14-16.  Today’s post features my quick guide to some of the Festival’s best offerings. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th The Future of Nashville Media Bruce Dobie, Ken Paulson, Kelly Gilfillan Friday, October 14, …

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