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Start Reading Driving Miss Norma

From the Publisher: “When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to…

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Start Reading Homing Instincts by Sarah Menkedick…

Pittsburgher Sarah Menkedick‘s work has been featured in Harper’s, Pacific Standard, Oxford American, Aeon, Guernica, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Pittsburgh, and she was a 2015-2016 Fulbright fellow in Mexico. She’s also the founder of Vela, an online magazine of nonfiction writing by women.

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Start Reading Manchild by Alan Olifson…

Alan Olifson is an award-winning humor columnist, public radio commentator, comedian and regular host of Pittsburgh’s monthly Moth StorySLAMs. He created the acclaimed storytelling series WordPlay…

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Start reading Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser…

By day, Jessica Strawser — a Pittsburgh native — is the Editorial Director of Writer’s Digest magazine, North America’s leading publication for aspiring and working writers since 1920. By night, she is a fiction writer with a debut novel, Almost Missed You, forthcoming in 2017 from St. Martin’s Press and another stand-alone novel to follow in 2018.

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Start Reading All That’s Left to Tell by Daniel Lowe…

Daniel Lowe teaches writing at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and received his MFA in fiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh. His debut novel, All That’s Left to Tell, “celebrates not just the power of storytelling but the deeply human need for it in even the most dire situations” (Stewart O’Nan).

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Start Reading We Show What We Have Learned by Clare Beams…

“A dazzling story collection—as if, by a rare sort of magic, Alice Munro and Shirley Jackson had conspired together to imagine a female/feminist voice for the twenty-first century that is wickedly sharp-eyed, wholly unpredictable, and wholly engaging.” – Joyce Carol Oates

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Start Reading Leave Me by Gayle Forman…

Gayle Forman — the award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Just One Day, Just One Year, Where She Went, and If I Stay (among others) — has set her most recent novel, in part, in Pittsburgh…

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Start Reading The Silver Ghost by Chuck Kinder…

“Called ‘the mighty Sasquatch of American Fiction’ by Michael Chabon, renowned literary outlaw Chuck Kinder steps once again onto the landscape of American letters with the paperback reissue of his 1979 novel, The Silver Ghost.”

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Read Cinderland by Amy Jo Burns…

Littsburgh is thrilled to be able to share an excerpt from Amy Jo Burns’ Cinderland, “a stop-time portrait of girlhood that explores how one little lie…

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Read Forsaken by J.D. Barker…

Littsburgh is thrilled to share with you the first chapter from J.D. Barker’s Forsaken (a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a…

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Read Four Poems by Kelly Scarff…

Littsburgh is thrilled to be able to share with you four poems from Kelly Scarff’s latest collection, Mother Russia (now available from Kattywompus Press). “I am…

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Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Littsburgh is thrilled to be able to share with you this chapter from Bryan Stevenson’s best-selling, award-winning book, Just Mercy….

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Three Poems by Philip Terman

Littsburgh is thrilled to be able to share with you three poems from Philip Terman’s latest collection, Our Portion: New and Selected Poems (Autumn House Press).…

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Chalk’s Outline by J.J. Hensley

We’re thrilled to be able to share the first chapter of Chalk’s Outline by J.J. Hensley, a former police officer, a former Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service, and a citizen of Littsburgh.

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I’m Yours by Carolyn Menke

Littsburgh is thrilled to be able to share a first chapter preview of I’m Yours by Pittsburgh’s Carolyn Menke, available December 16th!

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Whisper by Dana Faletti

War and Wonder, the third book in Littsburgher Dana Faletti’s Young Adult paranormal romance series, The Whisper Trilogy, will be available as an e-book on December 1st. On Thursday, Dec. 17th, Gifted Hands Gift Shop in Wexford will be hosting a book launch to celebrate the release of the paperback.

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Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon

We’re thrilled to be able to share with you this excerpt from Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by National Book Award–winning and New York Times bestselling author Andrew Solomon.

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Start Reading The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter

The Boys From Eighth and Carpenter by Tom Mendicino is “a heartfelt story of two loving brothers as well as a compelling crime drama all set in the changing city of Philadelphia”—Lisa Scottoline, NYT bestselling author.

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Oh, Baby!

Oh, Baby!: True Stories About Conception, Adoption, Surrogacy, Pregnancy, Labor, and Love (edited by Lee Gutkind and Alice Bradley) is now available from In Fact Books,…

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell…

Littsburgh is so excited to be able to share with you the first chapter of Carry On by #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell (courtesy of St. Martin’s Griffin)!