Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 22, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Gothic Reimagined: Twin Peaks – and Delicious Foods (Guest Post by Lawrence Blank-Cook)

Book Title: Delicious Foods

My husband and I have just finished watching the old “Twin Peaks” (from the 90s). I’m still trying to figure it out. There’s murder, a dwarf, a giant, a woman with superhuman strength (Nadine) – not to mention the woods, the owl, and the supernatural. Good versus evil. What does this sound like? SOUTHERN GOTHIC of course. Flannery O’Connor territory, upper Northwest style. Today, Lawrence …

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January 3, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

The Hazards of Love, Jealousy, and Madness: Only Love Can Break Your Heart, by Ed Tarkington

Ed Tarkington is a big man, gentle of heart.  A high school English teacher and wrestling coach at Montgomery Bell Academy, a family man with two young daughters, he’s up at 4 am most mornings to write.  The result is his suspenseful and beautiful debut novel, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, which will take you into the heart of darkness in small town Virginia …

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