Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 21, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

When You Finish All The Light We Cannot See …

Book Title: The Narrow Road to the Deep North

All The Light We Cannot See is taking flight like The Goldfinch.  It seems like everyone I know picked it up over Christmas if they hadn’t before.  Set during World War II, it is the story of a blind girl in France and an orphan boy in Germany whose lives – finally – intersect after an entire war’s series of events bring them to the same small …

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September 9, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced Today

The Man Booker Prize might be my favorite of the big literary awards… don’t tell the National Book Award or Pulitzer Prize committees!  I suppose I still look to the Mother Country for some important things, such as royal babies, fabulous boy bands like One Direction, and great picks in literature.  In years past, the Man Booker Prize was awarded to the best novel of the …

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