“Yinz are sure to find your next several hundred great reads in this treasure trove! Our wonderful corner of the world is full of incredible tales and book lovers around the globe can now discover them because of our good fortune that Peter and Jake have shared their passion for stories and love of this place in what is a valuable tool for literary professionals and a great gift to bibliophiles everywhere.”

—Andrew Medlar, President & Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

“Peter Oresick loved Pittsburgh and the word.  With the publication of The Pittsburgh Novel, his son Jake has brought his good and necessary work to fruition.  From Marcia Davenport to John Edgar Wideman, it’s awe-inspiring to see the many different traditions that make up our fictional city gathered in one handy volume.  I wish I’d had The Pittsburgh Novel as a resource before I started writing mine.”

—Stewart O’Nan, author of Snow Angels, Everyday People, and Emily, Alone

“Good news for Western Pennsylvania! Jake Oresick has completed The Pittsburgh Novel, the comprehensive bibliography begun by his father Peter. While working on my novel set in Bedford, I discovered the bibliography-in-progress. Now The Pittsburgh Novel is an online treasure trove for writers, readers, and time travelers. Fasten your seat belt, choose a destination on the interactive map, and take off.”

—Ellen Prentiss Campbell, author of The Bowl with Gold Seams

“[A] passionate love story about our region – with a heartwarming conclusion.”

—Dave Hurst, Latrobe Bulletin

“Peter Oresick, a beloved local writer, poet, and teacher, was working on The Pittsburgh Novel, a project to identify novels, plays, and screenplays with Western Pennsylvania locales, when he succumbed to cancer in 2016. He’d spent the last few years of his life trying to finish the gargantuan task. After his death, Peter’s task seemed to be over. Until Jake stepped in . . . The completion of the book has, to some degree, secured Peter’s legacy.”

—Rege Behe, Pittsburgh City Paper

“I learned very soon that [Peter Oresick] was a wonderful writer, but more than that, he was a cheerleader for, and a champion of, other writers . . . I am honored to be noticed by him and listed by him, and I hope that so many other writers who are also noticed and listed have benefited from his wonderful spirit and encouragement and that they also feel the same way.”

—Kathleen George, author of Taken, Fallen, and Afterimage

“[A] gargantuan undertaking.”

—Josh Axelrod, The Union Progress