Posted by: Pam, at RML | November 9, 2010

Congratulations Beth! Class of 2010, Radnor High School Hall of Fame

Local author Beth Kephart was recently inducted into the Radnor High School Hall of Fame, along with 9 other RHS greats who have had a major impact on the community and the  country. Please join Radnor Memorial Library for a celebration with Beth, and a reading from the author’s 12th book, Dangerous Neighbors. The book, set in Centennial Philadelphia, has received rave reviews, among them a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

 A National Book Award nominee and teacher, Beth is the recipient of numerous honors including the Speakeasy Poetry Prize and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. The author has received national recognition for her young adult fiction.

I read Beth’s new book in one sitting, in order to immerse myself in 19th century Philadelphia, and I loved it. But my favorite book by Beth Kephart is Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River, because I am lucky to spend a lot of time on the Schuylkill. This book invites you to flow through time–from the colonial era to the present day, and may be the first autobiography by a river. Radnor owns this book…if you are interested in getting inside the head of this magnificent river. Beth writes, “I am this wide. I am this deep. A tad voluptuous, but only in places”…I will stop there, lest I’ll get carried away.

Please come to this celebration, book talk and book signing, on Tuesday, November 16th, 7:30 pm in the Winsor Room. After Beth’s reading, we shall have cake 🙂 and celebrate one of our newest members of the Class of 2010, Radnor High School Hall of Fame. Following the reading, Children’s Book World will have copies of Dangerous Neighbors available for purchase, which you can then have signed by the author, herself!

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