Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 24, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Late Summer Special: He Said/She Said Featuring Governor and Mrs. Haslam

A boy from Knoxville and a girl who grew up in Memphis found some pretty good real estate in Nashville: the Tennessee Governor’s Residence!  Today’s post concludes the Summer Reading series at Bacon, featuring Governor Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy.  In a taxing political season, it’s reassuring to have a Governor and First Lady like ours – nimble of mind and generous in spirit.  The Governor is living …

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September 17, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Julie Frist on a Story of Ingenuity and Determination (I am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes)

Book Title: I am Pilgrim

Julie Frist has nerves of steel.  You have to keep your cool when you’re taking flying lessons.  There’s a premium on a steady hand – and steady mind – when you’re a competitive golfer (she played at Yale).  You’ve got to be sharp every day at Goldman Sachs, where she worked before and after B-school.  Grace under pressure is just part of her story, though. …

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