Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 5, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

And the Nobel Goes to – Kazuo Ishiguro!

In a return to sanity, the Nobel Committee has chosen British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro as this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature! He must be particularly thrilled to follow someone he’s called his “hero” – Bob Dylan.   Ishiguro was born in Japan in 1954, but his family moved to England in 1960. From an exceptional article in The Guardian: “Ishiguro attended the local …

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June 9, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Farrell Mason on True Love (The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro)

Farrell Mason glows, and it’s not just her radiant skin and long blonde hair.  It’s not just her megawatt smile or physical grace.  Farrell has a beautiful energy I can only attribute to her spiritual health and depth.  She has found her joy and calling in her Christian faith, and she lives that faith in a lovely kaleidoscope of ways. In vibrant and colorful patterns, …

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March 10, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Four Fantastic Reads for Spring Break: Say Goodbye to the Wintertime Blues

Book Titles: Mermaids in Paradise, Cinnamon and Gunpowder, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, The Buried Giant

If winter has left you feeling more than a little grumpy and cooped up, you might consider one of the fun and fantastical reads in today’s post as we dream of Spring! Mermaids in Paradise, by Lydia Millet, makes the top of my list: smart, funny, slightly wacky, and in the end, deeply moving.  Actual mermaids make several (underwater) appearances in this novel, set in …

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