Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 23, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Thanksgiving Special: This Blessed Earth

Book Title: This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

My friend Sara Bhatia is doing something hard (in addition to preparing the turkey): she’s listening. And trying to understand. A fierce and beautiful American, she wants to know what motivated other fierce and beautiful Americans in the 2016 election. “We are the swamp,” she said of herself and her husband, who live in Washington, D.C. First, she read Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance. Next, …

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