THE JOHN O'HARA SOCIETY, in O'Hara's other home-town, Philadelphia, celebrates the life and works of John O'Hara, Pennsylvania's pre-eminent contemporary author and America's greatest short-story writer. The JOHS studies, publishes, and diffuses works by and about the author. Membership is free. For details, contact the JOHS's Corresponding Secretary, Richard Carreño, via Philabooks@yahoo.com. © MMXVII John O'Hara Society.
That's great to know that Pottsville schools are finally embracing O'Hara. It's a terrific way to teach both literature and local history, as the teacher points out. Kudos to him. My mother grew up in Pottsville in the 30s and early 40s. She went to Pottsville Catholic High (now BVM) just behind Kathleen O'Hara, JOH's youngest sibling. Of course back then, so shortly after Appointment was published, he was still consider a pariah.
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