Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 18, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life Getting Smaller Suits Me Just Fine

Gratitude is sometimes like tending a garden. You can cultivate it, for sure, with regular attention and care. But sometimes it’s more like playing in the ocean when you were a kid. A big wave sneaks up on you, washes over you, almost drowns you. It comes unbidden, it knocks you down, it leaves you drenched and – also – thrilled.  You feel that the …

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April 11, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by John Lavey: “Humor is Tragedy plus Time”

Book Title: The Patrick Melrose novels

Please join me this Tuesday night, April 12th at 7:30 to hear John Lavey live at Zanie’s!  He’s reading a story as part of That Time of the Month, a show created by his friend Melanie Vare in Los Angeles for funny female storytellers (and one token dude).  This month’s topic is overindulgence.  You can reserve tickets for half price by using the code “TTOTM” when buying online or at the door. In the meanwhile, meet …

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