Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 31, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

The Hustle and Bustle of Modern Life

“As we approach our 220th anniversary we recognise that the hustle and bustle of modern life leaves many of our customers longing for a chance to escape into the pages of a great masterpiece.  As such the Novella stands out as a perfect solution to the vicissitudes of modern living; the ability to read one whilst rattling through the country on a train, hovering over …

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November 13, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Keith Meacham on “Her Very Favorite Beyond All Compare,” Marilynne Robinson

Book Title: Housekeeping

Jon Meacham is all over the news with his latest blockbuster biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.  He’s good with an interviewer and a crowd – both a scholar and an extrovert – who seems like he’s having a lot of fun.  He found just the right bride 19 years ago in Keith Smythe, a Mississippi native he met …

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