Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 18, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon’s Top Three Novels of 2016 (And Three I’m Reading Right Now)

I know I’m late to the party on top picks of 2016. I got distracted by a disruption in the Force. Taking inspiration from three wishes, three pointers (by the Tarheels), and meat and three’s, here are the three novels I loved most in 2016 (followed by three novels I’m reading right now)….  News of the World, by Paulette Jiles (National Book Award finalist, 2016) This was …

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April 6, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

The Language of Flowers, The Art of Feathers, and Book Club Picks for Right Now

Book Titles: The Language of Flowers, We Never Asked for Wings, The Past, Eligible, The Taliban Shuffle, The Year of the Runaways

 The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, made the rounds on the book club circuit not too long ago, evoking strong feelings for many.  “I feel it’s only fair to warn you, dear reader, that Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s central character … is going to break your heart three ways from Sunday,” writes Paula McLain (Circling the Sun, The Paris Wife). “She’s also going to make you want …

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