Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 4, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Laura Cooper: Children of the Book.

Frighteningly perfect children populate some of today’s most acclaimed literary fiction, from All the Light We Cannot See to The Goldfinch.  Friend of Bacon Laura Cooper asks why in a brilliant article published today in The Washington Post.  She has kindly shared it with Bacon readers today as well! From Laura: Over the Christmas holiday, I traveled with fantastic children.  Intensely curious.  Intellectually insatiable.  Addicted …

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March 13, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Vacation Bacon: One More Slice

Book Title: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is a smart, playful romp that begins in a musty secondhand bookstore in San Francisco then weaves through time and place, with stops at a book-worshipping cult in ancient Egypt (probably imagined by the author), a cavernous library hidden underneath 5th Avenue in New York (possibly imagined by the author), and the Google campus in California (not).  Our hero, a young …

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