Philadelphia Reflections: Stories from the Delaware to the Schuylkill

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Beyond the iconic landmarks of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell is the Philadelphia the locals know. The gritty waterfront district, the vital farming suburbs and the immigrant communities of Germantown and Kensington are all part of the hometown face of Philly. From the bustling streets of the downtown of today and yesteryear to the bingo halls of Allentown and the Middletown Grange Fair, this collection takes the reader on a nostalgic journey through the cityscapes and suburbs. Sixteen of Pennsylvania's finest creative nonfiction writers share their stories of taking SEPTA buses, riding the Wanamaker's monorail and kayaking the Schuylkill. This collection of vignettes masterfully reveals the unforgettable histories and colorful traditions that make up the City of Neighborhoods.
ISBN: 9781609493189
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 36
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Rebecca Helm Beardsall teaches in the English Department at DeSales University. She grew up in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and has lived in various places since 1991, including Scotland, Canada, Montana and, most recently, New Zealand. She graduated with a BA in English from DeSales University in 2005 and received her MA in English from Lehigh University in 2008. She has fifteen years' experience in freelance writing in the United States and abroad. Her poetry has been published in various literary journals. She currently resides in Bellingham, Washington, with her husband and her cat, Myrtle. Colleen Lutz Clemens, a daughter of the Lehigh Valley, is an assistant professor of English at Kutztown University. Along with her poetry publications in English Journal, her essay in the anthology Click recounts her story of being her high school's first female tuba player. Her essay about her Pappy, who worked at Bethlehem Steel, was featured on Philadelphia public radio's This I Believe series. She currently resides in Bucks County with her husband and two dogs.
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