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In 'Kaufman's Hill,' Author John Hampsey Recalls His Boyhood in the Pittsburgh Region


Author John Hampsey grew up in Mt. Lebanon in the 1950s and '60s. In 1972 he left for college, and today he's a professor of Romantic and Classical Literature at Cal Poly.

But Hampsey revisits the Pittsburgh area and his childhood in his new memoir "Kaufman's Hill." In an interview, Hampsey said he began the book years ago, but other projects got in the way until 2004 following his mother's death.

Hampsey will be reading from "Kaufman's Hill" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at the Mt. Lebanon Library and at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Barnes and Noble in the South Hills.