Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 19, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

One More Way to Stay Sane in May: Read a Book That Quiets Your Mind (Jim the Boy)

Book Titles: Jim the Boy

Maybe you’ve already got one – a book that takes you to a quiet place no matter what’s going on around you.  If not, try Jim the Boy, by Tony Earley. A friend recently put this novel, published fifteen years ago, back in my hands.  It has brought me more peace than anything else lately, and this seems a good time and reason enough to mention …

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April 13, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Interview with Paul Vasterling: On Books and Ballet

Some people do what they are called to do, and the world is changed in ways big and small.  Paul Vasterling, CEO and Artistic Director of Nashville Ballet, has grown Nashville Ballet from a small local company to a regional powerhouse arts organization doing what he loves.  Financially and artistically thriving, the Ballet has renovated and expanded its space, with a grand opening of its new facility …

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December 11, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Carolyn Hall: Home for the Holidays

Book Title: Mr. Tall

Friend of Bacon Carolyn Hall has been dreading holiday travel.  What she likes most about the holidays is spending time with extended family, but what she likes least is getting to them:  “car rides, usually involving stop-and-go Interstate traffic, to places where it makes no sense to fly:  Atlanta, Asheville and Chattanooga.  And though I don’t mind the cold in the evening or if the sun’s out, …

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