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Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent
by Beth Kephart
Temple University Press, 2013
Paper: 978-0-9840429-6-8

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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. 


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