Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 3, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: The Balancing Act

Book Titles: Edison, The Summing Up

For a lot of us, there’s a balancing act going on right now – feelings of gratitude, on the one hand, and loss on the other. There’s a loneliness for casual interactions with the people you like at the grocery store and elsewhere (hello, Regina, Willie Mae, and K.O. at Green Hills Kroger, I miss you!). There’s a loneliness for dinner and outings with friends …

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November 14, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

History Informs the Future: Six Not To Miss in Nashville

Book Titles: Famous in Cedarville, With All Due Respect, Portrait Painting: My Point of View

Nashville hosts a week of remarkable authors beginning tonight. I thought you might like a gentle reminder, Bacon friends! Thursday night, 11/14, 6:30 pm: Portrait artist Michael Shane Neal at Parnassus (“Portrait Painting: My Point of View”).     Friday night, 11/15, 6:30 pm: Novelist and poet Erica Wright at Parnassus (“Famous in Cedarville”).       Saturday morning, 11/16, 11:00 a.m., Historians Walter Isaacson …

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January 19, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Portrait of an Artist and the Historian: Shane Neal and Jon Meacham

Book Title: Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

Portrait Artist Michael Shane Neal doesn’t fly under the radar.  If you’re walking down the streets of New York with him, he’ll wear a bowler hat with his pin striped suit.  In Scotland, he’ll don the tartan of his clan.  If he’s not wearing his artist’s smock in the studio, he’s likely to be found in attire that would be equally appropriate in the mid-19th …

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