Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 13, 2021
by jenniferpuryear

After The Fire

It started in the attic, where a fan shorted out.  “It then caught the HVAC ductwork on fire and followed it like a fuse,” Matt texted. He and his wife Mary were visiting their older daughter in Atlanta at the time. Their home suffered extensive damage. He and Mary are living at a Residence Inn. Matt was able to save three books… “Yeah the rest …

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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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