Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology, edited by Richey Piiparinen and Anne Trubek, tells a familiar yet refreshed tale of the city from the perspectives of both newcomers and lifelong residents. Authors write about journeys, encounters, favorite haunts and discoveries. As the publishers write, "put together, these stories create a new narrative about Cleveland that incorporates but deepens and widens the familiar tropes of manufacturing, stadiums, and comebacks."
Shaker Authors in this collection include Joslyn Grostic (ebook edition), Clare Malone, Noreen Malone, and Michael Ruhlman, as well as contributor and editor Anne Trubek. Shaker Authors by association include Sean Decatur, whose wife Renee Romano grew up in Shaker Heights; Claire McMillan, who recently published The Gilded Age, a work of fiction set in Shaker Heights; and Christine Borne Nickras, who at one time served as the teen librarian at the Shaker Heights Public Library.