Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 30, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Horror – and Hope (Stories of the Holocaust)

Book Titles: Violins of Hope, Hitler My Neighbor: Memoirs of a Jewish Childhood

The monster doesn’t usually live under the bed – but he might live in your neighborhood. And one day, a lifetime later, you might tell everyone what you saw. Edgar Feuchtwanger does just that in Hitler, My Neighbor. And Germany’s hit TV show “Babylon Berlin” – newly available in the U.S. – tries to explain how everyday people got caught up in the madness. Other …

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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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