Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

February 16, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Something Must Be Done

Book Title: Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County

Kristen Green set out to understand what happened in the place she grew up – Prince Edward County, Virginia – between 1959 and 1964, when the county closed every single one of its public schools instead of integrating under court order. ‘Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County’: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle is a mash-up of history and memoir chronicling what Kristen learned about her …

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February 15, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Coffee and Classics: Guest Post by Mona Frederick on Robert Penn Warren

Book Title: Who Speaks for the Negro

  If you step inside the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, you’ll want to stay for a while. Housed in one of the seven original campus residences – and beautifully refurbished – the Center exudes a warmth that promises wonderful conversation. I sat down recently with Mona Frederick, Executive Director, to learn more about the Center and what happens inside (and …

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October 1, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Countdown to Nashville’s Southern Festival of Books!

The Southern Festival of Books is really something to be proud of – one of the best in the country – and I’ll be running a post a day from now through the Festival to let you know what’s lined up.  Please check in for a tidbit or teaser each day! The Festival runs October 9-11 and features 287 authors, at least 8 food trucks, panel discussions, …

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