Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 11, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books Special: Top Ten

Book Titles: Young Jane Young, The Twelve Mile Straight, Our Family Trouble, Manhattan Beach, American War, Thunder in the Mountains, Almost Paradise, All Grown Up

Nashville’s 29th Annual Southern Festival of Books roars to life this weekend – Friday October 13th to Sunday the 15th – with authors and booklovers converging on War Memorial Plaza (and the Library) in high spirits! Brand new this year: Humanities Tennessee partners with Watkins College of Art to bring Handmade & Bound, celebrating the art of handcrafted zines, artist books, and all things printed …

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April 29, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

The Bell Witch Returns: Interview with Don Winston on “Our Family Trouble”

Book Title: Our Family Trouble

I saw “Amityville Horror” on TV as a kid but don’t remember exactly where, or who I was with.  All I remember is the anguish and dread and the question inside my head – “Why don’t you just leave that house? I would leave that house!” What the screenwriters knew, writers of fiction also know: viewers and readers like to be asked by a story, “What …

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November 30, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

December Chills and Thrills: Top Picks

Book Titles: Our Family Trouble: A Domestic Thriller, A Gentleman in Moscow, Mister Monkey, The Underground Railroad, The Pocket Cathedral: A Collection of Prayers, Moonglow, Testimony

December can be stressful.  Correction:  December is stressful.  Give yourself a break here and there!  A puppy video.  A salted caramel hot chocolate.  A book or author event.  Today’s Bacon features four thrilling novels plus three upcoming author events in Nashville.   Don Winston frightens delightfully with Our Family Trouble: A Domestic Thriller, in which the Bell Witch returns after nearly a century’s rest.  The Bell …

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