Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 10, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Get in Touch with Your Inner Bon Vivant: Fishbowl, by Bradley Somer

My Inner Bon Vivant often has to play second fiddle to those divas Responsibility and Anxiety… but not always.  (Oh dear – am I sounding like E.L. James?)  I’m dropping everything this Wednesday, August 12th at 6:30 to go to a party and reading at Parnassus and so hope you’ll join me!  Bradley Somer will be reading from his new comic novel, Fishbowl, starring a goldfish …

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June 5, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Dallas Wilt on The Quest for Happiness

Book Title: The Color Wheel

Dallas and her husband Fleming joke that they were the last single people left standing in Nashville and found each other by default.  This was a few years ago, of course, before the current youth invasion.  First date to wedding day: 9 months!   I’d say they were meant to be.  Dallas enjoyed a demanding career before motherhood and still challenges herself all the time; the …

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May 22, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Elizabeth Lamar on a Deathbed Secret

Book Title: The All of It

It’s no secret that Elizabeth Lamar loves Nashville: she loves her extended family here, her beloved Warner Parks, the terrific new retail and restaurants (like The 404!), and the culture of welcoming friendliness she values.  No one exemplifies that culture better than Elizabeth, who creates a big, warm circle and invites people in.  Despite her gregarious nature, Elizabeth would start the ideal day by herself, unhurried, with …

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March 4, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Treading Time Like Water Going Nowhere While We Wait

Book Titles: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, Wave, The Goldfinch, On Such a Full Sea, Stitches

The dark days of February are behind us, and Spring lies just ahead – but March in Nashville tries our patience.  The world stays gray and cold and all is tedium; the dogs are restless, and we with them.  We are treading time like water going nowhere while we wait. These are the days when a good book is a time machine – a change …

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