By Jim Zervanos
(Cable Publishing, 281 pages)
If you’re looking for an excuse to ditch your responsibilities for an afternoon, diving into Jim Zervanos’ debut novel is a good place to start. Once you’ve finished the first page, you’ll want to know more about Peter Pappas, the story’s young Greek-American protagonist. Edgy, fast-paced, funny and moving, LOVE Park is a celebration of our city—and the power of forgiveness.
The European Traveller by Pat Bedard
Maybe a European getaway seems extravagant right now, but a little daydreaming can’t hurt your wallet. A quick perusal of the latest European Traveller newsletter should get the juices flowing. With 25 years of travel experience, Ardmore’s Pat Bedard delivers expert, unbiased opinions on both popular and lesser-known European destinations—and she does so much more quickly than many popular travel resources. Visit theeuropeantraveller.com.
MilkBoy Live Vol. 1
Various Artists (MilkBoy UnLabel)
MilkBoy Recording’s first-ever compilation features tracks by the Brakes, Chris Kasper, Jim Boggia, the late Robert Hazard and other homegrown artists, along with a handful of out-of-town acts who’ve left their mark on local audiences. These live recordings were made between April 2007 and November 2008 at MilkBoy Coffee in Ardmore, and mixed a block away at the studio. The inspired performances make for an eclectic and satisfying listen.