Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 25, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Three Shivers

Book Title: The Rain in Portugal: Poems

As the days grow short and mornings chill and those last knockout roses cling sadly to summer, it seems the time to share this unsettling little poem by T.S. Eliot.    Song When we came home across the hill No leaves were fallen from the trees; The gentle fingers of the breeze Had torn no quivering cobweb down. The hedgerow bloomed with flowers still, No …

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October 20, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Laura Cooper: Marcel Proust, That Great Southern Writer.

Book Title: Swann's Way

You can always count on Laura Cooper to elevate the Bacon conversation!  Today, she thinks about the South, our “Garden and Gun moment” in national culture – and Marcel Proust. From Laura:  Last week, Nashville hosted Bonnaroo for book lovers (otherwise known as the Southern Festival of Books). The Southern Festival of Books isn’t only about Southern books. But this Nashville tradition reminds me how essential writers – …

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March 27, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Lawrence Blank-Cook on Cancer and The Passage of Time

Book Titles: The Fault in our Stars, A Tale for the Time Being

Lawrence Cook’s favorite guilty pleasure is reading in bed with the entire family – each with their own book or newspaper.  With daughters getting bigger, she knows that this pleasure has an expiration date.  On a day with no commitments, she would walk the dogs, practice yoga, and have lunch with a friend or two.  She secretly enjoys weeding in her flower garden.  Lawrence leads collaboration …

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