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