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The Route1Reads project connects literature to place by highlighting a book from each of the 16 East Coast states/commonwealths that can be traveled by US Route 1, the longest north-south road in the United States. This collaborative project among the East Coast State Centers for the Book includes subjects and genres that span everything from good eats and medical histories to travelogues and mysteries.

Pennsylvania’s Route1Reads selection for 2015 is Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz — a biography of the surgical pioneer Thomas Dent Mütter, who is the namesake of the present-day Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, located on 22nd Street.

A full list of Route1Reads will be unveiled during the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington DC the first week of September and will be available at:





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