Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 23, 2022
by jenniferpuryear

Top 10 Books for Fall

As the days grow short and dark, novels beckon us into their bright worlds. Here are ten to consider for fall… The Marriage Portrait, by Maggie O’Farrell, is a gleaming invitation to 16th century Italy, a world in which court intrigue can lead to both love and murder. As the novel opens, Lucrezia, the third daughter of the grand duke of Florence, has married Alfonso, …

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March 11, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Six Colorful Reads for Spring: Bacon Top Picks

Book Titles: Dreadful Young Ladies, The Immortalists, The Power, I Am, I Am, I am, Lincoln in the Bardo, The Hollow Land

Spring arrives – not a moment too soon – in pinks and purples and yellows and whites. We’ve been waiting! It’s time for a new book, too. Today’s post features four novels, a short story collection, and a memoir, all of them as fresh and engaging as the season. Spring Break bonus: two of the books are perfect to read with your middle schooler or …

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