Tag Archives: Books

Classic Lines’ Anti-Racist Reading Guide

Our beloved local bookstore, Classic Lines, has released an anti-racist reading list (reprinted below). To support one of our local businesses while learning how to combat racism, email classiclinesbooks@gmail.com to order a book, or visit the store in person! White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.
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Reflecting on Western Pennsylvania: Squirrel Hill as Setting

By Kimberly McElhatten   The essay collection Western Pennsylvania Reflections: Stories from the Alleghenies to Lake Erie features sixteen creative nonfiction selections with ties to Western Pennsylvania, two written by Squirrel Hill natives, Sue Kreke Rumbaugh and Marjorie Maddox.   In her essay, “Playing Among the Dead and Dying,” Rumbaugh recreates the Squirrel Hill of
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Reading About Squirrel Hill

Helen Wilson, Vice-President, Squirrel Hill Historical Society “Squirrel Hill is one of Pittsburgh’s premier residential neighborhoods and also has a vibrant neighborhood commercial center and three exceptional parks. In a time when city neighborhoods across the nation struggle for survival, Squirrel Hill thrives, develops, and redevelops itself.” Those are the opening lines of Squirrel Hill,
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It’s All in the Subtext: A Theater Professor Turned Crime Writer

By Camille Chidsey   If you like a good suspense story with hometown plot twists, consider checking out Kathleen George. Known best for her Pittsburgh-based procedural thriller series, George is no stranger to the intricacies of subtle storytelling and verbal wordplay. Currently a professor in the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh (with
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