Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

February 9, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

The Bear and the Nightingale: Plot and Poetry Intertwine

When no one was looking I snuck in a total pleasure read – an impulse purchase on my ipad – one of Amazon’s “Best Books of January.” I succumbed to the temptation of The Bear and The Nightingale, by Katherine Arden (think Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book).  Set in a deep mythic past – in this case, 14th century Russia …

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