In conversation with John Timpane
Elizabeth LaBan is the author of The Restaurant Critic’s Wife, The Tragedy Paper, and The Grandparents Handbook. She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania and her work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Newsday, and The Times-Picayune, among other publications. A former high school English teacher in Camden, New Jersey, Melissa DePino is the founder and editorial director of Leapfrog Group, a branding and marketing firm for nonprofits. Pretty Little World tells the story of three families who tear down the walls between each other’s Philadelphia row homes and are forced to reimagine their relationships.