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David Contosta, professor of history at Chestnut Hill College and prolific interpreter of modern America, has turned his pen to memoir and subtly bridged the genres.  more
Every single one of the 360 pages was a treasure and epiphany for me.  more
“Our Catholic identity was part of our family life,” she said during a recent Zoom interview. “My faith was always part of my identity.” more
Hoerlin, who served as Health Commissioner of Philadelphia and now lives in Center City, taught public health at the University of Pennsylvania and has been a visiting lecturer at Haverford College and Oxford University. more
Peter Murphy has written numerous books and articles, often about masculinity and femininity, as well as poetry books. more
“Are on this earth to help others; don’t you think? I’ve learned a lot from these people with so-called disabilities because they are some of the most honest, loving, nonjudgmental people you will ever know.” more
One day last August, I read a cluster of news headlines on Phillynewsfeeds.com. They dismayed me, so I copied and pasted them to a file while I thought about their weird, peculiarly American horror. more
Retired history professor Edward J.M. Rhoads just finished his memoir, “War and Revolution in South China: The Story of a Transnational Biracial Family, 1936-1951” more
I recently read four books you might enjoy. All of them concern the mystifying intersections where humans and animals all too often collide. more
The event last year marked a soft opening for the used bookstore. For a $5 donation, the Friends will set you up on a Blind Date with a Book. more
 Chestnut Hill resident Tony DePaul's crime novels is full of references to Northwest Philadelphia locations. They definitely make the events seem more relatable. more
In Woke Racism, McWhorter takes on quite a few sacred cows, including affirmative action. Needless to say, all of this makes McWhorter a bit of a lightning rod on social media, where he gets pilloried by some and praised by others.  more
Based on a true story, Chestnut Hill author Alfred O'Neill Jr. has just written “…an intriguing crime story packed with shady characters, double-dealing and violence … Alby and … more
Long-time Chestnut Hill resident Dr. George L. Spaeth is arguably the most renowned ophthalmologist in the world. The Director Emeritus of the Glaucoma Service at Wills Eye Hospital received his … more
Doug Wechsler, who has written 24 previous books about nature and the animal world and has taken most of the photos in them, specializes in researching information that is not widely known to the public. more
Chestnut Hill resident Miles Orvell may be more intrigued by urban ruins than any other subject.  more
Over the decades I have dealt with quite a few stock brokers promoting one stock or another. I often wondered why these brokers, if they are so smart and prescient about their analyses, don't quit their day jobs and start investing their own money full-time in all of these stocks they are so sure will hit home runs. more
Though I strive each year to read 100 books, I fail more often than succeed. This year I managed 60. I don't know why. more
Julia Blumenreich, a Germantown Academy fourth grade teacher, has written “The What of Underfoot” in which her poetry explores the effect of grief, loss, world politics and the relationship of nature to our lives and the lives of children. more
Longtime Mt. Airy resident Karen Bojar, professor emerita of English and Women's Studies at the Community College of Philadelphia, has been thinking for 20 years about the issues explored in her new book, “Feminist Organizing Across the Generations.” more
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