By Benjamin Laun
Photography: Ben Petchel

Pittsburgh native and screenwriter Marshall Goldberg has released his first novel, “The New Colossus,” and celebrated with a book signing event, hosted at the home of his sister, Joanie Kamin. Ninety readers attended to meet and celebrate with hors d’oeuvres catered by The Common Plea, including crab cakes, filet sandwiches, and Artichoke Romano with Bleu cheese! Kamin says of the novel, “It’s an exciting historical novel, a murder mystery set in New York in the 1880s. It shows the temper of the times, the corruption that existed, and the struggle for women to have careers.” The novel follows Nellie Bly, famed journalist and Pennsylvania native, as she investigates the death of Emma Lazarus, the poet responsible for “The New Colossus,” the poem that adorns the bottom of the Statue of Liberty and from which the novel takes its name.

“The New Colossus” is available in print from publisher Diversion at and Barnes & Noble.

Click here for more on Goldberg’s book.

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