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October 2017: Peter's forthcoming book, The Attachment Effect: Exploring the Powerful Ways Our Earliest Bond Shapes Our Relationships and Lives (Penguin Random House, 2018), is now available for pre-ordering from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online retailers. Publication date is June 5, 2018.

October 12, 2017: A new writing class, "Narrative Non-Fiction: Telling True Stories," which Peter teaches at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, is profiled in the Washington Jewish Week.

June 2, 2017: Peter inducted into Hall of Fame of Brighton Schools Alumni Association. The text of Peter's remarks delivered at the event appears in Writings. View a five-minute video made by Peter for the occasion.

In the Neighborhood

January 25, 2017: In the Neighborhood has been named a first selection by Action Book Club, a national program launched in 2017 by Little Free Library, Inc. "In the Neighborhood is a fascinating exploration of how getting involved in your community and being a 'good neighbor' can make a difference, making it a natural fit for the Action Book Club," said Margret Aldrich, Program Manager at Little Free Library.

Since its founding in 2009, Little Free Library, Inc. has registered more than 50,000 book exchanges in all 50 states and in 70 countries. The non-profit has received the National Book Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize, the American Library Association's Movers and Shakers Award, and the Library of Congress Literacy Award.

The launch today of the group's Action Book Clubs is aimed at promoting reading, community connection, and good works.

August 2016: University of Virginia selects In the Neighborhood as required reading for undergraduate Forum on Mobility and Community.

June 2016: Peter to deliver "Dangerous Ideas" lecture June 11 at Temple Micah, Washington, DC

August 2016: Peter to offer two-day workshop on "Narrative Non-Fiction," August 1 & 3 at Writers & Books, Rochester, NY

October 2013: Peter Lovenheim hosts author Anne Serling in Rochester, NY, October 29-30, 2013

October 2013: "Do Neighborhoods Matter?" Peter speaks on building community connections at a panel discussion, October 24, 2013, Glastonbury Community Forum, Glastonbury, CT.

August 2012: Peter's book In the Neighborhood is featured in the GEO (German language magazine) cover story, "Mein Freund, mein Feind: Der Nachbar, Die Psychologie einer besonderen Nahe (roughly: "My Friend, My Enemy: The Psychology of the Neighbor")

February 2012: Peter's article "Why Neighborhoods Still Matter" featured in inaugural issue of re-launched Collier's Magazine (February 2, 2012).

December 2011: On December 3, Peter was honored by Writers & Books for his "significant contribution to the Rochester literary community."

September 2011: In the Neighborhood has been selected as the "Book of the Year" for a community read sponsored by Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California. On March 27, 2012, Peter will conduct workshops with college students and in the evening present a lecture at the New Cultural and Performing Arts Center.

August 11, 2011: In the Neighborhood reviewed by City Weekend Guide, Shanghai, China.

March 10, 2011: Peter Lovenheim Wins Zócalo Public Square Book Prize!

Christmas 2010: Inspired by Peter's book, on Christmas Eve, 2010, the Rev. Henry Brinton of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia delivered a sermon entitled, "The God Who Sleeps Over." The sermon appeared in the preaching journal Homiletics and subsequently was delivered in various forms in churches across the country, including United Methodist, Lutheran, United Church of Christ, and other denominations. Read the Rev. Brinton's original sermon.

Fall 2010: Nominated for a Books for a Better Life award!

Fall 2010: A regional food magazine, Edible Finger Lakes, offers an intimate glimpse inside the author's kitchen and refrigerator!

September 23, 2010: Peter was selected as one of only seven Op-Ed contributors to be videotaped for the celebration this month of the 40th Anniversary of the New York Times' Op-Ed page. Check it out.

September 14, 2010: Korean rights for In the Neighborhood have been bought by the publisher Book 21, in Seoul.

July 1, 2010: Feature article in American Airlines Magazine

May 10, 2010: The WETA Book Studio interview with Bethanne Patrick in Washington DC

May 2, 2010: Peter's article in Parade

May 1, 2010: Peter interviewed by a Dutch newspaper

April 20, 2010: AARP Radio interview (listen in!)

April 20, 2010: WNYC's (NYC) Leonard Lopate Show (listen in!)

April 19, 2010: WHYY's (Philadelphia) Radio Times (listen in!)

April 13, 2010: John Tesh's website

April 7, 2010: NPR's The Diane Rehm Show (listen in!)

April 6, 2010: In the Neighborhood in stores!

April 1, 2010: In the Neighborhood featured in USA Today

November 9, 2009: Julia Roberts' production company Red Om Films acquires the screen rights to In the Neighborhood

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