Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 18, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Normal People – and Toni Morrison

Irish author Sally Rooney tells a provocative story about young lovers in her award-winning new novel, Normal People. Marianne is an odd duck in high school, but she and star athlete Connell develop an unusual friendship in spite of their differences. It’s a little weird that his mother is her mother’s housekeeper. It’s complicated that Connell is popular, and Marianne is not. How will their friendship play …

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