Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 1, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Hello, Gorgeous! I Love You, September!

August wore me out with her pushy back-to-school demands.  September instead is my gentleman caller, inviting me out for some lovely and inspiring fall evenings.  Why yes, September, I’m available!  I’d be so delighted to join you for one of these TOP FIVE SPECTACULAR SEPTEMBER events (in chronological order)… 1 – Nashville Symphony:  Beethoven’s Ninth, Featuring “Ode to Joy,” and John Adams’ “On the Transmigration of Souls” …

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May 27, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Three Summer Thrillers! (Some Like it Dark.)

Book Titles: The Gristmill Playhouse, How to be a Good Wife, Hausfrau

Here comes Summer – and today’s post features three psychological thrillers that will keep you glued to your beach chair.  Who needs that walk anyhow? Nashville native Don Winston presents The Gristmill Playhouse: A Nightmare in Three Acts, and this novel has your name written all over it if you love musical theatre!  Or a cheerful thriller.  With a touch of horror.  Don Winston has spun a …

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June 17, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Author Interview: Don Winston on Subversive Thrillers, Good Advice, and Happy Endings

Book Title: The Union Club: A Subversive Thriller

A novel that features Rag and Bone, Skull and Bones, global conspiracy and a falcon named Sting is worthy of its own category – and claims it!  The Union Club: A Subversive Thriller is exactly that: a thriller that makes its own rules.  I love it. The Union Club actually exists in San Francisco; high on Nob Hill, it is a bastion of prestige and status. …

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