|When:||Back to Calendar November 24, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm||Where:||Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Ln
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Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
In City of Brotherly Love, Ned Bachus takes us to a place that gives as much as it takes, with contemporary characters as rich as Philadelphia’s history. Bakers, waitresses, pharmaceutical reps, and bass playing plumbers show us, not just what its like to be a Philadelphian, but what it means to be human. Bachus’s writing perfectly captures the intricacies and contradictions of a city in search of itself. Yet Bachus’s marvelous collection is more than just a portrait of Philadelphia. He approaches his city from so many directions, and his characters encompass so many layers of experience, that it is easy to forget that these were all the product of a single imagination. These are wise stories, beautifully crafted and full of heart.
Ned Bachus served as a counselor and as Associate Professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia from 1974 to 2012, where he received the Alana Collos Award for Teaching Excellence and the Christian and Mary Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. His stories have appeared in various publications including The Louisville Review, Calliope, Antietam Review, Meridian Bound, Carve and The Evansville Review; he has won fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and an artist residency at Cill Rialaig Project in Ireland.