Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

July 21, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Tell Me When I’m Wrong. Seriously.

Book Title: Dietland

I raved about Dietland a couple of weeks ago at Bacon and pressed it upon my friend Grace Awh, who was headed to Vienna and Prague and was looking for a good read on the plane.  She called me today with a friendly report – and a bone to pick.  We agreed on many things about the book, but she had a different take on Plum …

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July 7, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

If You’re Trying to Lose 5 Pounds, or 10, or 20… (on Dietland, by Sarai Walker)

Book Title: Dietland

And you’re just tired of it, read Dietland, by Sarai Walker, a funny and sharp debut novel that I found electrifying.  It’s not always polite.  But I can promise that you won’t put it down once you’ve started!  This book will make you laugh, but it will also make you think twice about why a few extra pounds can seem so very important.  (Hint:  losing weight is rarely …

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