Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 10, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

A Word from the Chairs of the Literary Award Gala: Kate Ezell and Jennifer Frist

Jennifer Frist and Kate Ezell bring high octane glamour and intellect to this year’s Literary Award Gala on November 14th supporting the Nashville Public Library Foundation and honoring local luminary Jon Meacham.  You know what I’m talking about!  Each of these ladies could take a turn on the runway after running a meeting in the boardroom.  Jennifer’s still on the go with three kids ages 11, 13, …

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October 2, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Kate Ezell on The New Jim Crow

Book Title: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Years ago, I tried some yoga classes with my friend Liza Graves.  I remember the very particular fragrance of incense and sweat that just about knocked me out at the top of the stairs of the old Sanctuary studio.  Yoga eventually defeated me. Prior to that, Liza and I saw our friend Kate Ezell and her daughter Lauren one day in class.  It was clear that …

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