Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 4, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Laura Cooper: Children of the Book.

Frighteningly perfect children populate some of today’s most acclaimed literary fiction, from All the Light We Cannot See to The Goldfinch.  Friend of Bacon Laura Cooper asks why in a brilliant article published today in The Washington Post.  She has kindly shared it with Bacon readers today as well! From Laura: Over the Christmas holiday, I traveled with fantastic children.  Intensely curious.  Intellectually insatiable.  Addicted …

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November 28, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Greatest Hits of 2014

Book Titles: In the Kingdom of Ice, The Untold Story of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free, Strong Inside: The Collision of Race and Sports in the South, Orange is the New Black, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, Us, Euphoria, The Goldfinch, Long Man

I hope Black Friday finds you cozy at home!  I’m impressed with your bravery if you’re headed to the mall, particularly Mean Hills.  The ladies mean business, especially about that parking space.  My advice to you:  concede the space and save yourself. Today’s post features a few ideas as the shopping madness commences.  For more (ideas, not madness), take a look at the books nominated for the …

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June 10, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

When You’ve Finished The Goldfinch…

Book Title: Americanah

When you’ve finished The Goldfinch, by all means take a breather.  You’ve just knocked back about three regular-length books.  You need a palate cleanser!  Read a magazine, catch up on your favorite TV show, maybe see Maleficent or Godzilla.  If you’re looking for your next big read – an ambitious book that’s also a page-turner, a book that people are talking about – I’d recommend Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi …

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