Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 19, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

The Exceptionals (“Choking on Super-Excellence Yet?”)

Book Title: A Little Life

Today, friend of Bacon Laura Cooper takes on on a book that’s received a tremendous amount of attention lately, A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara.  She’s not as enchanted as some, and I can see why. From Laura: Who doesn’t love book prizes? They’re my September treat.  Just in time for reading season – that stretch of gorgeous, school-shaped routine between Labor Day and Christmas – come the …

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October 15, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Awards Season

In case you missed the big announcement this morning at 8:40 on NPR, the National Book Award short listers are:  Redeployment, by Phil Klay (reviewed by Carolyn Hall on Bacon); All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (reviewed by Elizabeth Lamar on Bacon); Lila, by Marilynne Robinson (review to come by Sarah Puryear on December 16th), Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel …

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