Book by Penn State laureate, associate dean chosen as gold medal winner

ALTOONA, Pa. — "The Restaurant at the End of the World," the second novel by Kenneth Womack, Penn State Altoona's associate dean for Academic Affairs and the 2013-14 Penn State laureate, was selected as a gold medal winner in the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The novel was honored for Best Regional Fiction (Mid-Atlantic), and Womack will receive the medal on May 29 at a ceremony in New York City.

Set on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, "The Restaurant at the End of the World" takes place at the Windows on the World restaurant, atop the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. It is an extensively researched book based upon the actual people who worked at the restaurant, one that will appeal to anyone who has suffered the sudden throes of human tragedy — the loss of a loved one, who, seemingly moments before, was vividly living out his or her aspirations.

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Last Updated May 07, 2013