Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 6, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Dreamland: Guest Post by Elizabeth Hawkins

Book Title: Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

My friend Elizabeth Hawkins stops in at Bacon today to talk about a book she calls a “jaw-dropping work of nonfiction.” The author will speak in Nashville tomorrow, May 7th – please, read on!

July 16, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Eleanor Wells on Living a Good Life to the Very End (Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande)

Book Title: Being Mortal

It did take Eleanor Brakefield Wells some time to come back home: 34 years, to be precise. She was born in Nashville at Baptist Hospital when her father, Dr. James Brakefield, was a medical intern there.  She attended Woodmont Elementary, West End Junior High, and St. Bernard Academy, leaving for Samford University in 1975 after graduation.  It would be 2009 before she and her husband …

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