Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 16, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Carolyn Hall: “We Are All More Complicated and Various People Than Our Lives Allow” and How Writing Can Help

Book Title: Dimestore

“I love the warmth and flexibility of summer!” says Bacon contributor Carolyn Hall.  “Case in point, I had a free night last week while my husband took our daughter to a college visit at his alma mater.  I convinced a good friend that we should cash in our Southwest miles and take a quick overnight trip to New York City to see ‘Hamilton.’  So that we didn’t …

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May 8, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

The Secret Ingredient: Dimestore, by Lee Smith

Book Title: Dimestore

Mothers do have ideas about how things should be. In her new memoir Dimestore:  A Writer’s Life, Lee Smith (Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, Ordinary Grace) shares some of the things her mother taught her: “I was not to use double negatives; I was not to say ‘me and Martha.’  I was not to trade my pimento cheese sandwiches at school for the lunch …

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