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

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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