Books

Never Wed: An excerpt from “Haunted Philadelphia”

Ghosts often have unresolved issues that keep them here on Earth. The Coleman sisters are two women who left this world before they could marry and may still roam Philly looking for a mate.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Carrie Brownstein and Simon Winchester headline fall author lineup in Philly

The American book of the year thus far has been Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, a dark, brilliant meditation on what it’s like in 2015 living inside a black body, written in the form of a letter to his son.

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Philly fantasy author’s “Updraft” conjures a sky city of winged teen angst

Imagine a city like Venice—but rather than gondolas gliding down watery canals, all the merchants, workers and nobles must strap on wings to traverse the open sky

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Shop local: The Reading Terminal Market Cookbook at The Cookbook Stall

The brand-new second edition from Ann Hazan and Irina Smith is expanded and updated, rife with the same divine diversity in its recipes.

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Stephen King on writing a musical with John Mellencamp: ‘I don’t know how to do this’

Their ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ plays Philadelphia on Nov. 13.

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Terry Mutchler brings her love out from the shadows

After hiding her relationship with a state senator, she details their ill-fated union—and its politics—in her new book, “Under This Beautiful Dome.”

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‘Sin’ historian Karen Abbott exposes secret lives of women spies

PW’s former star reporter delves into Civil War history in her new book, ‘Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.’

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Ghosts, crusaders & aliens on fall’s new-book shelf

From the bizarre-but-true history of the city’s weirdest museum to a book of young-adult fantasy adventures.

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Jennifer Weiner’s addiction to excellence

The best-selling Philly author has another winner in her latest book, “All Fall Down,” which she’ll discuss at the Free Library this week.

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