New book by Abington faculty profiles town's legendary characters

Frank Quattrone

Frank Quattrone advises Abington students on content for the their news site, The Lions Roar.

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Frank D. Quattrone, a longtime journalist and English instructor at Penn State Abington, wrote a new book immortalizing the characters that populate the Philadelphia suburb of Ambler. This is his second book focusing on the onetime industrial town, which has transformed into a haven for boutiques and restaurants. 

"Legendary Locals of Ambler" tells the story of the borough through Quattrone’s captivating profiles of current politicians, business people, builders, restaurateurs, and supporters of the arts and charitable organizations as well as their ancestors.


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“I want more people to know about Ambler," he said. "It’s not my book, it’s Ambler’s book.”

Quattrone guides Abington students as adviser to the student-produced news site, The Lions Roar: He spent spent 18 years editing the award-winning arts and entertainment publication, Ticket, while writing news and feature stories for a variety of outlets and teaching.

"Legendary Locals of Ambler" is available June 15, 2015, through Arcadia Publishing.