Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 11, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books Special: Top Ten

Book Titles: Young Jane Young, The Twelve Mile Straight, Our Family Trouble, Manhattan Beach, American War, Thunder in the Mountains, Almost Paradise, All Grown Up

Nashville’s 29th Annual Southern Festival of Books roars to life this weekend – Friday October 13th to Sunday the 15th – with authors and booklovers converging on War Memorial Plaza (and the Library) in high spirits! Brand new this year: Humanities Tennessee partners with Watkins College of Art to bring Handmade & Bound, celebrating the art of handcrafted zines, artist books, and all things printed …

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April 4, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Thunder in the Mountains: Interview with Vanderbilt Professor Dan Sharfstein

History lurches forward – “Let Freedom Ring!” we cry. And it does. But sometimes in one person the heartbreaking contradictions of our society – its imperfect dreams of freedom – darkly flourish. Vanderbilt Professor and author Daniel J. Sharfstein illuminates the life and times of General Oliver Otis Howard – leader of the Freedmen’s Bureau after the Civil War – who subsequently chased down and defeated Chief …

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