Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 9, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced Today

The Man Booker Prize might be my favorite of the big literary awards… don’t tell the National Book Award or Pulitzer Prize committees!  I suppose I still look to the Mother Country for some important things, such as royal babies, fabulous boy bands like One Direction, and great picks in literature.  In years past, the Man Booker Prize was awarded to the best novel of the …

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September 2, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Read This Book and Change Your Life (or At Least Your Dental Hygiene)

Book Title: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

In Joshua Ferris’s latest novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (recently long-listed for the Man Booker Award), a dentist protagonist asks the big questions we all sometimes ponder:  what is the meaning of life, and what is the meaning of my particular life?  It also highlights some of the dental calamities that directly result from failure to use best practices in oral hygiene.  If you’re not …

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