Reading a story set in the place where you live or have lived has a special appeal. If you grew up in the city and its environs, the story can give you a new point of view, possibly from a character whose life is different than yours.
If you are new to the area, this type of reading gives you an insight into the mythologies that have built up around the place. Or, it can provide a source of good-natured nitpicking with friends if you think the author got something wrong in their portrayal.
In this list you will find stories of contemporary life in Pittsburgh – literary fiction and domestic fiction. Stories of modern immigrants, coming-of-age tales for college students, the sisterhood of sports fans, all types of romance and heartbreak. If you spend time sitting in traffic or waiting lines by making up stories about what’s going on in other people’s heads around you, this list is for you!
Check out our other Pittsburgh fiction lists for Mystery/Thriller, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, and Historical fiction, too!
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