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My Town

09 December 2010

My Town: Writers on American Cities features 12 American authors describing how the U.S. cities where they live contribute to their creativity. Pete Hamill offers a touching reminiscence of growing up in New York, Washington Post critic Jonathan Yardley introduces the reader to his hometown of Baltimore, and best-selling author Jonathan Kellerman describes "the sprawling, inchoate alternative-universe" that is Los Angeles. Also featured are portraits of Boston, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, New Orleans, Memphis, Miami, and Washington, D.C.

Introduction

The Poetry of Bridges

Good Old Baltimore

Ghosts

Chicago Aquamarine

Houston: Experimental City

Dreamland

Sleepwalking in Memphis

Miami, Home at Last

Seeing New Orleans

Son of Brooklyn

A Writer’s Capital