Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 14, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Old Friends and New Enchantments: Guest Post by Sean Kinch

Book Titles: Forest Dark, Manhattan Beach, Transit, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, The Idiot, Exit West

EE Sean Kinch returns to Bacon today with a delicious fiction roundup featuring his favorite novels published in 2017. Stop in and enjoy this tempting Top Ten! You’ll recognize old friends – and discover new enchantments. From Sean: Twenty-seventeen started slowly on the fiction front, but by mid-year the pace quickened. As the fall heavyweights rolled off presses, I felt like Lucille Ball in the …

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October 11, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books Special: Top Ten

Book Titles: Young Jane Young, The Twelve Mile Straight, Our Family Trouble, Manhattan Beach, American War, Thunder in the Mountains, Almost Paradise, All Grown Up

Nashville’s 29th Annual Southern Festival of Books roars to life this weekend – Friday October 13th to Sunday the 15th – with authors and booklovers converging on War Memorial Plaza (and the Library) in high spirits! Brand new this year: Humanities Tennessee partners with Watkins College of Art to bring Handmade & Bound, celebrating the art of handcrafted zines, artist books, and all things printed …

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October 4, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Love the Wine You’re With

A Bacon Recommendation for good times, or bad: Step away from the computer. Set your phone on do not disturb. Open a book. And savor a glass of the wine you’re with! Today’s post features wine and book pairings prepared for the University School of Nashville’s “Fall Book Frenzy” – their annual Used Book Sale and Silent Auction taking place this Thursday through Saturday, October …

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September 27, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

This Is Why I Read: Top Picks, Fall 2017

The light changes in September – and so does our mood. Beach reads just don’t look as good as they did a few weeks ago. Today’s post features three novels, three memoirs, and one collection of short stories that shine gloriously in the Autumn sun. My top pick for a shiny read right now is Gabrielle Zevin’s new novel, Young Jane Young, the story of …

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