City Books Welcomes Author Paul Hertneky Reading From Rust Belt Boy
Join City Books for a very special evening with Paul Hertneky reading from his book, Rust Belt Boy: Stories of an American Childhood. Just like the mill towns of New England that preceded them, the steel towns of the Rust Belt have set loose a diaspora that spreads across the country. Rust Belt Boy: Stories of an American Childhood portrays a moment in time: the last gasp of the industrial north where European immigrants had raised families and built communities and cities, but saw the end of their way of life looming on the horizon. Publisher’s Weekly called it: “honest, insightful, and empathetic…” and the City Paper said: “… The chapter on pierogies is… as vivid an example of food porn as you’ll find.”
The Book Reading will take place on Tuesday, May 24, at 7:00 pm at City Books, located at 908 Galveston Avenue in Allegheny West.