If you are stuck for a gift idea for anyone with ties to Erie, here are some of my faves:
“Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America’s Most Shocking Bank Robbery” Ed Palattella and Jerry Clark co-authored the book about their investigations into the collar-bomb death of Brian Wells. You can watch a replay of their live chat on GoErie.com at www.goerie.com/chat. I know both these guys — they are awesome.
They will have a book signing today at The Erie Book Store at 4:30 p.m and at Books-A-Million in the Millcree Mall Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Werner Books, Books Galore, The Erie Book Store and on Amazon and other outlets. For more information: pizzabomber.com. The book has been optioned for a movie in Hollywood.
“Bluff” by Lenore Skomal. Lenore’s book is a terrific mystery that will keep you guessing, and she is planning a sequel. I know Lenore, and she weaves a great story with memorable characters.
“Honoring the New York Central Railroad” by Kenneth Springirth. Ken knows railroad, and he has a series of books that are all fascinating railroad tales. I know Ken — he is an interesting historian — if you have a question on rail, just ask him.
“Fortune and Fury” by David Frew and Jerry Skrypzak. These gentlemen share some of Erie’s richest history of the waterfront. It’s a great read for anyone who loves Erie. I know both of these guys, and this book is filled with personality and memories of old Erie. All proceeds benefit The Erie Historical Society.
These are just a few of the great books written by local authors. Suggest more right here.
Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.