Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent (Paperback)
Temple University Press, 9780984042968, 189pp.
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
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.