Love: A Philadelphia Affair

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Temple University Press
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5.6 X 0.7 X 8.6 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of nineteen books, including Going Over, Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir, Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River, and Ghosts in the Garden: Reflections on Endings, Beginnings, and the Unearthing of Self. She has been nominated for a National Book Award, has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, and has won the national Speakeasy Poetry Prize. Kephart writes a monthly column on the intersection of memory and place for the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She teaches memoir at the University of Pennsylvania and blogs daily at


"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