Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

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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October 10, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books Special: Helen Ellis, American Housewife

Book Title: American Housewife: Stories

Meet Helen Ellis, author of American Housewife: Stories.   “I think housewives are powerful and slightly deranged.  But so am I,” she told Vogue, laughing.  The stories in American Housewife beguile and entrance – and if they sometimes have an Alice in Wonderland quality, Ellis is the all-knowing Cheshire cat. Check out these titles: “What I Do All Day,” “Southern Lady Code,” “Hello! Welcome to Book Club” and …

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