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Free Library of Philadelphia - Our Short History - Lauren Grodstein & The Young Widower's Handbook - Tom McAllister

Book Cover of Our Short History. The silhouette of a mother and child stand on a low bridge overlooking a clowdy sky.

Our Short History

Lauren Grodstein

Employing “agile prose and clever observations” (New York Times Book Review), Lauren Grodstein is the author of four novels, including the New York Times bestseller A Friend of the Family and the Washington Post Book of the Year The Explanation for Everything. A professor of creative writing at Rutgers-Camden, Grodstein is also the author of the short story collection The Best of Animals. Our Short History tells a poignant and witty story of parenthood and sacrifice.

Book cover for The Young Widower's Handbook. The title is made up of road maps, and underline by a roughly illustrated rose.

The Young Widower's Handbook

Tom McAllister

Philadelphia area native Tom McCallister is the author of the memoir Bury Me in My Jersey: A Memoir of My Father, Football, and Philly. He is an English professor at Temple University, editor at Barrelhouse, and cohost of the podcast Book Fight!, and his stories have appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015, among many other places. In The Young Widower’s Handbook, a bereaved husband carries his late wife’s ashes on a cross-country road trip replete with quirky characters and painful soul-searching.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)

This is a FREE event. No Ticket is required.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Parkway Central Branch
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Young Widower's Handbook Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616204747
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - February 7th, 2017

Our Short History Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616206222
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - March 21st, 2017