PhillyFiction2Do you like to read? Do you like Philadelphia? You’ll love this book! The short stories in Philly Fiction 2, a second collection of short stories highlighting Philadelphia as a city of literary inspiration, reveal conflict and characters that are at once universal and intrinsically “Philadelphia.” Powerful, humorous, and insightful, these must-read tales (all set in Philly) by local authors invite you to experience the City of Brotherly Love as you never have before.

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Features stories by: Susan Balée, Marc Bookman, Emily Brochin, John Carroll, April Dobbins, Christine Flanagan, Beth Goldner, Elise Juska, Jan Kargulewicz, Liz Kerr, Bruce Langfeld, Benjamin Matvey, Kelly McQuain, Sandra Novack, Jon Petruschke, Joshua Roberts, Justin St. Germain, Rachel Toliver, Annie Wilson.

Edited by: Josh McIlvain, Christopher Munden, Greg November, Tracy Parker.

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  • “A bunch of great stories from local talent.”—Philadelphia Magazine
  • “Each story represents how the people, the buildings, and the spirit of Philadelphia have aroused the creative energy in all kinds of storytellers – but the reader does not have to be familiar with the city in order to enjoy the stories in Philly Fiction 2…. Well worth the reasonable $12 price.”—Philadelphia Stories
  • “A collection of 19 tales, Philly Fiction 2 is as varied as the city it’s set in: Elise Juska pays quiet tribute to some of the most exotic residents in “Northeast Philly Girls”; Kelly McQuain’s “Erasing Sonny” explores sexuality in South Philly; and Justin St. Germain rightfully claims the Shore in “Atlantic City.” —Metro
  • “If you want to feel connected to your city in a nostalgic way then I suggest you pick yourself up a copy of Philly Fiction 2.” —PMZ
  • “What I love about all of these stories is that they could be happening to anyone, anywhere. But there is also something uniquely Philadelphia about them and the fact that their stories take place here make them that much richer.”—Philly2Philly
  • “This collection does a wonderful job of gathering some of the area’s finest writers to conjure a vision of Philadelphia that is both realistic and touching. . . . These stories are all told with loving attention to the details that make Philadelphia all that it is — a city, a people, a home, and a character in its own right. A must-read for anyone who loves the City of Brotherly Love.”—Small Press Books