In his latest novel, Carnegie Mellon creative writing professor Hilary Masters writes about Sam Emerson, a Penn State alumnus and Pittsburg restaurant owner. He takes readers through the tumult of Sam's unconventional past, while drawing on familiar themes of love and death. Details of Pennsylvania shine in this vibrant and touching work of fiction.
BookMark: Elegy for Sam Emerson by Hilary Masters (Southern Methodist University Press, 2006)
By KIRK WEIXEL • June 13, 2007