Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent

Beth Kephart
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PB: $15.95
EAN: 978-0-9840429-6-8
Publication: Apr 13

198 pages
5.5 x 8.5

A young adult novel set during the height of Philadelphia's industrial age


Flavored by the oddities of historic personalities and facts, Dr. Radway’s Sarsaparilla Resolvent is set in Bush Hill, Philadelphia, 1871—home to the Baldwin Locomotive Works and a massive, gothic prison. Acclaimed writer Beth Kephart captures the rhythms and smells of an extraordinary era as William Quinn and his Ma, Essie, grapple with life among terrible accidents, miraculous escapes, and shams masquerading as truth. Distributed by Temple University Press for the New City Community Press

About the Author(s)

Beth Kephart teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River (Temple) and Dangerous Neighbors.