Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 13, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

He Says Something Like – You and Me Babe, How About It?

Book Titles: Romeo & Juliet, Sweet Sorrow, The Only Story

Give yourself a gift this morning, Bacon friends – listen to one of the greatest rock ballads of all time – “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits). Then stay tuned for my interview with Paul Vasterling, Artistic Director of Nashville Ballet, about next weekend’s performances of “the greatest love story of all time.”

March 21, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Julian Barnes is In The House!

Book Title: Flaubert's Parrot

Vanderbilt does it again, bringing serious star power to Nashville through its Chancellor’s Lecture Series!  The lecture is free and open to the public, and you might want to arrive on the early side this Wednesday evening, March 23d, to meet Julian Barnes, often described as one of Britain’s most brilliant and sophisticated novelists.  (Event details at the end of the post.)  Barnes won the Man Booker Prize in 2011 for …

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