Salvatore Pane

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We're happy to see that our first BAB author Sal Pane (Last Call in the City of Bridges) is still exciting readers. This time its CBS Pittsburgh, which chose Sal's novel for its feature, 5 Books to Read this Summer. Congratulations, Sal!

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“It was supposed to be the greatest night of our lives.”  Or at least that’s what self-proclaimed cool man Michael Bishop thinks.  Set during the eve of the Obama election, when a nation is poised for change, Last Call in the City of Bridges is a Bright Lights, Big City for the new millennium.  Smart, funny, poignant, and very timely, Sal Pane’s novel looks at our contemporary moment through a captivating mix of characters and scenes that will have you up all night reading.

Last Call in the City of Bridges is available now.

About the author: Salvatore Pane was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Winner of the 2010 Turow-Kinder Award, his work has appeared in American Short Fiction, The Rumpus, BOMB Magazine, Hobart, and many other venues. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Indianapolis and can be reached at


Sal Pane reads from his new novel, Last Call in the City of Bridges, at Indy Reads Books (911 Mass. Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46202) on Friday, November 16th from 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  The reading is sponsored by Vouched.


If you’re as pumped as we are about the imminent arrival of Sal Pane's debut novel, Last Call in the City of Bridges, you’re probably getting antsy waiting for that November 6th release date to roll around.  Well, we can’t do much about the calendar, but we can definitely help you pass the time more quickly.  Check out the cool trailer for Sal’s Last Call in the City of Bridges at either link below and enjoy!


Thanks to everyone at Wood-Fired Words who made the launch of Braddock Avenue Books such a success.

Want to know more about Salvatore Pane? Check out this great interview with Sal and get the inside scoop about his new novel, Last Call in the City of Bridges in this recent interview from Used Furniture Review.

The Raw Naked Urge Of Just Being Alive: A Conversation With Salvatore Pane