Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 3, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Summer Reading Special: He Said/She Said featuring Steve and Carolyn Taylor

Today’s Bacon features a timelessly elegant Nashville couple, Steve and Carolyn Taylor, reflecting on ancestors, historic castles, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and all things good about summer! Steve cuts a fine figure in a tuxedo and entertains the ladies sitting next to him with that most delightful of conversational skills: asking questions.  It is rumored that he was a back row boy in …

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January 21, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, by Elena Ferrante)

Book Title: My Brilliant Friend

Today, regular Bacon Contributor Laura Cooper loves on the “Neapolitan novels” by Elena Ferrante and explains why she’s becoming a fangirl!  The New York Times recently named the fourth novel in the series, The Story of the Lost Child, one of its top 10 books of 2015.  Laura began at the beginning…. From Laura: I’ll admit, I love to talk – yes, on and on – about …

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