Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 4, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Joelle Phillips: Tell Me a Story

Joelle Phillips has been thinking of those summer days long ago in Auburn, Alabama – days too hot to play outside – when she and her sister would sit in the den, “slurping popsicles while my mother read stories to us.”  Summer wasn’t all about popsicles, though.  Mom and Dad had important goals for their kids. “Growing up,” she remembers, “summer always included some sort …

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February 4, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

The Startling Return of Harper Lee: Guest Post by Matt Osborne

Many long years ago, when we were dating, Gus and I often went to dinner at the Rathskellar with our married friends Matt and Mary Osborne.  They were our model of good things in marriage:  they were young, and had fun together, and were very different people but seemed to bring out the best in each other.  Except for that one night.  Mary had a great new …

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