Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 18, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

The Once and Future Nutcracker: Guest Post by Paul Vasterling

Even a joyful holiday ballet like The Nutcracker nods gently towards madness, darkness, and fear: in the dangerous Mouse King, first and foremost, and also in the mysterious magician and uncle, Drosselmeier. E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story – on which it is based – tells a darker story than Tchaikovsky’s ballet. Darker yet is Gregory Maguire’s new novel Hiddensee: The Once and Future Nutcracker. “As evidenced especially …

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September 25, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

A Bacon Guide to the Big Fall Novels: The Bacon 8

Oscar Mayer recently announced the launch of its “totally real dating app” called Sizzl:  “In love, as it is in bacon, it’s important to be discerning when selecting your perfect match and to never settle for less than the best.”  The stakes are high when you choose your next read, as well.  Today, I bring you a short list of the season’s most intriguing titles. …

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