Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 11, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Six Colorful Reads for Spring: Bacon Top Picks

Book Titles: Dreadful Young Ladies, The Immortalists, The Power, I Am, I Am, I am, Lincoln in the Bardo, The Hollow Land

Spring arrives – not a moment too soon – in pinks and purples and yellows and whites. We’ve been waiting! It’s time for a new book, too. Today’s post features four novels, a short story collection, and a memoir, all of them as fresh and engaging as the season. Spring Break bonus: two of the books are perfect to read with your middle schooler or …

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April 7, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Roger Moore: Notes from Vanderbilt in Spring

Book Title: The Stories of Jane Gardam

Roger Moore, Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer in English at Vanderbilt, has mixed feelings about Vanderbilt in spring.  “The campus is of course at its most beautiful right now, so I am enjoying my walks to and from work.  There’s definitely some restlessness in the air, and lots of anxiety.  I’m always torn at this time of year between relief that the semester is drawing to its …

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