Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 12, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Nashville Special: Busy, Busy Hillsboro Pike

Anthony Bourdain offered a surprising vision of Nashville in his travel and food show Parts Unknown in October. Tattoos as party favors made the biggest impact in my conversational circles. Is this the Nashville we live in?  Well, yes! We also live in a Nashville that hosted Mississippian period Native American dwellings, Civil War redoubts, and antebellum mansions  – all on Hillsboro Pike. No one knows these stories, and …

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October 9, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Authors in the Round: A Word from the Chairs

Book Titles: Little Failure: A Memoir, The Magicians Trilogy

It’s nice to see a husband and wife team work together like peanut butter and jelly; cookies and milk; bacon and eggs!  Neil Krugman and Lee Pratt have rustled up a sell-out crowd for Authors in the Round tomorrow night, this year’s fundraising dinner for the Southern Festival of Books.  Today, they answer a few questions and share a few thoughts about what they’ve been reading lately. …

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