Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 18, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Mary Falls: Grazing for the Literary Omnivore

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Mary Falls at a loss for words, and I’ve known her since we practiced law together very many years ago.  She always seems to have just the right thing to say!  Maybe because she reads so much?  Maybe it was all those siblings competing for air time.  Maybe it’s just her own special gift. In case it’s the reading, here’s what …

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October 2, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Kate Ezell on The New Jim Crow

Book Title: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Years ago, I tried some yoga classes with my friend Liza Graves.  I remember the very particular fragrance of incense and sweat that just about knocked me out at the top of the stairs of the old Sanctuary studio.  Yoga eventually defeated me. Prior to that, Liza and I saw our friend Kate Ezell and her daughter Lauren one day in class.  It was clear that …

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