Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 8, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

The Secret Ingredient: Dimestore, by Lee Smith

Book Title: Dimestore

Mothers do have ideas about how things should be. In her new memoir Dimestore:  A Writer’s Life, Lee Smith (Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, Ordinary Grace) shares some of the things her mother taught her: “I was not to use double negatives; I was not to say ‘me and Martha.’  I was not to trade my pimento cheese sandwiches at school for the lunch …

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April 29, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Mother’s Day: Mistakes Can Be Made

Book Titles: Frog Music, Long Man

It’s hard to go wrong giving Mom a book, but it’s not impossible.  Let me help you avoid one high risk gift!  You’ve likely noticed Frog Music, by Emma Donoghue, one of the big spring reads prominently featured at your local bookstore, at Amazon, and even at Kroger.  For a book with a mostly happy ending, it will really bring you (or her) down.  It also includes some …

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