Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 13, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Journeys from East to West: Guest Post by Grace Awh

Book Title: Daughters of the Samurai

Today – in a time of national conversation about immigrant journeys – Grace Awh shares a remarkable work of history, Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back, by Janice Nimura, then reflects on her own family’s journey from East to West. From Grace: Not many Nashvillians know that the Consulate-General of Japan is located right on West End Avenue. It’s the Japanese …

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October 9, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books: A Word from Grace Awh and Laura Tidwell, Chairs of Authors in the Round

Book Title: Daughters of the Samurai

The Authors in the Round dinner tonight at War Memorial Auditorium promises not only an intimate evening of delightful conversation with friends but also a chance to meet the author you’re crushing on.  It’s a seriously good evening.   This year’s co-chairs, Grace Awh and Laura Tidwell, are themselves seriously smart ladies.  Grace is an all star community leader recently invited to participate in Leadership Nashville.  Laura, named one …

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July 21, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Tell Me When I’m Wrong. Seriously.

Book Title: Dietland

I raved about Dietland a couple of weeks ago at Bacon and pressed it upon my friend Grace Awh, who was headed to Vienna and Prague and was looking for a good read on the plane.  She called me today with a friendly report – and a bone to pick.  We agreed on many things about the book, but she had a different take on Plum …

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