Sherrie Flick’s latest collection is described as “short (short) stories” — that parenthetical “short” preparing you for one page tales, even one-​paragraph blasts. Scholars of marketing might see this as evidence that fiction creators are getting with the short-​attention span condition of the modern consumer, offering an efficient product that can be noshed like a…

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  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading New selections from Pittsburgh Authors
  • Sidebar Content Block Whiskey, Etc.

    Whiskey, Etc.”

    By Sherrie Flick
    Queen’s Ferry Press ($16.95)
    Death by Cyanide

    Death by Cyanide”

    By Paula Reed Ward
    ForeEdge/​University Press of New England ($27.95)
Reading the latest novel by Stewart O’Nan, the Pittsburgh-​born writer who boomeranged home several years ago, is like watching the performance of an experienced athlete who makes it all look so easy. “City of Secrets” is his 16th novel since 1994, and the first to take place entirely outside of the USA. Like…

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  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading O’Nan’s latest examines the human complexities of underground efforts in pre-​Israel
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    City of Secrets
  • Sidebar Sub Title By Stewart O’Nan
  • Sidebar Content Block Viking/​Penguin ($22)
The Mesta Machine Company churned and smoked on more than 20 acres of land along the Monongahela River.

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  • Issue Year 2016
The Pennsylvania State University has more than 645,000 living alums. Obviously, they know about “Happy Valley,” as do the throngs who attend football games each fall. But if you’ve never visited Penn State, State College or Centre County, it’s well worth exploring, especially on a quieter, non-​football weekend.

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  • Sub Heading The home of Penn State makes a great weekend trip
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