Love: A Philadelphia Affair (Paperback)
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Love: A Philadelphia Affair (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 13/10/2017
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Philadelphia has been at the heart of many books by award-winning author Beth Kephart, but none more so than the affectionate collection Love. This volume of personal essays and photographs celebrates the intersection of memory and place. Kephart writes lovingly, reflectively about what Philadelphia means to her. She muses about meandering on SEPTA trains, spending hours among the armor in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and taking shelter at Independence Mall during a downpour.In Love, Kephart shares her loveof Reading Terminal Market at Thanksgiving: "This abundant, bristling market is, in November, the most unlonesome place around." She waxes poetic about the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds, the mustard in a Salumeria sandwich, and the "coins slipped between the lips of Philbert the pig."Kephart also extends her journeys to the suburbs, Glenside and Ardmore-and beyond, to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Stone Harbor, New Jersey; and Wilmington, Delaware. What emerges is a valentine to the City of Brotherly Love and its environs. In Love, Philadelphia is "more than its icons, bigger than its tagline."

Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781439913161
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm


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"In her new book Love, Beth Kephart has beautifully captured the heart and soul of our city. She captures its complexity by writing eloquently about its beauty, the respect for the past, the resilience of its citizens and an embrace of creativity and innovation unfolding at the speed of light. Set against an extraordinary backdrop of some of our city and region's most beloved sites, Kephart, paints a picture of an area where the past, present and future come together to create a unique and wonderful place that is exciting for those of us who live here and a great treat for those who travel here from across the county and the globe."--Jane Golden, Executive Director, Mural Arts Program


"Love is a lovely literary tour of places and spaces in and around Philadelphia.... When seen through Kephart's eyes and words - Philadelphia is a place of new beginnings."-- Siobhan A. Reardon, President and Director, Free Library of Philadelphia

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