Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 13, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Keith Meacham on “Her Very Favorite Beyond All Compare,” Marilynne Robinson

Book Title: Housekeeping

Jon Meacham is all over the news with his latest blockbuster biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.  He’s good with an interviewer and a crowd – both a scholar and an extrovert – who seems like he’s having a lot of fun.  He found just the right bride 19 years ago in Keith Smythe, a Mississippi native he met …

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December 16, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Sarah Puryear on Suffering, Grace, and the Queen of the Melancholy Novel

Sarah Puryear – like me – married into the family.  Well done, cousin Dan!  You won the lottery! Sarah serves as a priest at St. George’s Episcopal Church here in Nashville, where she finds a great sense of purpose and fulfillment in her work.  She also doesn’t mind sorting the mail and “takes a ridiculous amount of pleasure out of getting us off junk mailing …

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