Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 9, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Authors in the Round: A Word from the Chairs

Book Titles: Little Failure: A Memoir, The Magicians Trilogy

It’s nice to see a husband and wife team work together like peanut butter and jelly; cookies and milk; bacon and eggs!  Neil Krugman and Lee Pratt have rustled up a sell-out crowd for Authors in the Round tomorrow night, this year’s fundraising dinner for the Southern Festival of Books.  Today, they answer a few questions and share a few thoughts about what they’ve been reading lately. …

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October 7, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Margaret Mead – Among the Tribes – with Malaria – and Between Two Men

Book Title: Euphoria

Lily King makes no grand claim that Euphoria explains Margaret Mead, though her bibliography suggests extensive research.  Reading it made me feel as if I could understand at least partially what it might have felt like to be Margaret Mead – among the tribes – with malaria and big ideas – and between two men. “While this is a work of fiction,” writes King, “it was …

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