Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 27, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

The Top Ten and Self-Doubt

Book Title: Department of Speculation

I had a bit of a shock when the New York Times named its top 10 books of 2014 – five fiction, five nonfiction.  One of the works of fiction – Jenny Offill’s Department of Speculation – was off my radar.  To be perfectly honest, I had never heard of it before.  Given that I’m paying pretty close attention to the new books coming down the pike, the …

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