Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 7, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Top Pick 2017: Lions in Winter, Lions in Love

Lions bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria Today’s post features my favorite read of 2017: The Ninth Hour, by Alice McDermott. I’m trying hard to be fair to the other novel in today’s post, which most of my couples’ book club enjoyed. But you could read between the lines. (Essay first published in NFocus, January 2018.) Winter comes for us, if we’re lucky – the winter of …

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October 28, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Gus Puryear on His Favorite Living Author

Book Title: In Sunlight and In Shadow

Many long years ago, when Gus and I were dating, we went to a Halloween costume party hosted by the Carolina law student association at a fine establishment on Franklin Street.  Gus was extremely proud of his costume.  In black tie, with a holster and “gun,” and his hair dyed jet black (by me), he cut a striking pose as James Bond.  There has been no …

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