Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 14, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Letter to a Bookseller

I’ve been trying to write something about Keltie Hays Peay for days as a way to honor her memory. Many of you who shop at Parnassus in Nashville know Keltie as a golden-haired goddess of a bookseller. Things you might not know about her? She graduated from Harvard back in the day. She practiced law for nearly 20 years. I only knew Keltie for a …

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April 22, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Jerry Williams, Tricia Carswell, and How to Catch a Mole

“I’m not sure I will choose my old pace on the other side,” says Tricia. “I’m surprised by how easily we gave up some of our personal freedoms, like freedom of assembly, though there’s nothing like a pandemic to get one’s attention,” says Jerry. “We won’t ‘unshelter’ perfectly, but overall I like what I see,” says Tricia. “Well, I’m in awe of Dr. Birx’s scarves,” …

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November 17, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

How To Catch A Mole

Book Title: How to Catch a Mole

What if you were asked to give an account of your life for your 30th Reunion Class Report? Would you do it… and what would you say? *      *      *