Every day this week we’ll reach into the NewsWorks holiday book bag and pick one to add to our list of five favorites about the Delaware Valley. Tell us your favorite books about the region.
All week long, Dave Heller reaches into the NewsWorks holiday book bag and pulls out a volume to discuss with its authors. The theme of each book is rooted in the Delaware Valley.
The first in the series is Thomas and Edward White’s “Forgotten Tales of Philadelphia,” a collection of very strange, very short stories about the history of the city that, as far as the brothers can tell, actually happened.
Watch for more books to be revealed throughout the week.
1. “Forgotten Tales of Philadelphia,” by Thomas and Edward White (The History Press, 2011)
2. “Chester County Fiction,” by Jim Breslin, et al. (Oermead Press, 2011)
3. “We is Got Him: The Kidnapping that Changed America,” by Carrie Hagen (Overlook Press, 2011)
4. “Daddy’s Little Goalie,” by Robert Strauss (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2011)
5. “New Jersey Noir,” Edited by Joyce Carol Oates (Akashic Books, 2011)