BookMark / Weekly Book Reviews
Find out about the books our listeners couldn't put down and submit your own review proposal. BookMark focuses on new releases and books by Pennsylvania authors. But sometimes you'll hear a new take on a classic.
BookMark features book reviews submitted by anyone who lives within the WPSU-FM listening area. Tune in biweekly at 5:45pm on Thursdays and at 9pm on Sundays.
For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.
Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.
Longtime State College resident Cindy Wolf reviews Notes from Inside a Burst Bubble: Penn Staters on the Sandusky Scandal. The collection of essays, blog posts, and news articles is edited by Sheila Squillante and Dave Housley.
Lauren Ostberg reviews Carter Sickels’ The Evening Hour, a novel set in a West Virginian coal town. Sickels earned his MFA from Penn State. He will be visiting Penn State University Park on March 20 as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series.
The shale gas industry—and hydraulic fracking in particular—have become hot-button issues in Pennsylvania. Today, Maureen Ittig reviews Walter Brasch’s investigation of the natural gas industry in his book Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting with Disaster.
WPSU’s Emily Reddy, who usually hosts BookMark, reviews Dave Isay’s Ties That Bind. It’s a collection of interviews about love and gratitude celebrating the first ten years of radio’s StoryCorps.
Linda Short reviews Eliot Pattison’s latest book, Mandarin Gate. It’s a political thriller set in Tibet and the seventh book of Pattison’s Inspector Shan series.
Marjorie Maddox’s Local News from Someplace Else is a collection of poems about how the tragedies we hear about in the news affect us at home. Amanda Richards reviews.
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