Who Should Read This Book

Food & Wine Lovers

If the idea of free-flowing local wine and a spread of hearty, belly-filling morsels—pork roast, sauerkraut, stewed rabbit, homemade breads, local cheeses, and more—sounds like a good time, Lost Mount Penn is sure to please.

Poetic Souls

Lost Mount Penn resurrects more than ten lovely poems of the era, including 3 penned by Garrett Stevens, father of Pulitzer-winning poet Wallace, and several others in their original Pennsylvania German.

Railroad Enthusiasts

Ferroequinologists rejoice! A key part of the Lost Mount Penn story is the pleasure railroads of fin de siècle Reading, which attracted thousands each season. And both railways covered in the book were considered cutting-edge innovation at the time.

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About the Author

Mike Madaio

Mike Madaio is a food and wine writer based outside of Philadelphia. His career began with the creation of Main Line Dine, a popular restaurant and dining blog covering the Philadelphia suburbs, and his writing has appeared in publications such as Wine Enthusiast, VinePair and Edible Philly. He has also achieved Italian Wine Ambassador certification from the Vinitaly International Academy. This is his first book.

For more on Mike, visit Life at Table or follow him @lifeattable on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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