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.
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.
Martha Freeman’s Chickadee Court Mysteries are set in a town based on State College. Shelby Caraway reviews Who Stole New Year’s Eve?, the latest installment in the series.
Penn State Reads is a new program that encourages first-year students to read the same book over the course of a school year. The inaugural pick, Eyal Press’s Beautiful Souls, explores why people choose to stand up for what they believe is right, even when it’s difficult to do so. Our reviewer, Jonathan Marks, is the…
Penn State awarded this year’s Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize to Chris Ware for his latest work, Building Stories. Sara Hoy reviews.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Ann Kolanowski reviews Donald and Carol Ford’s Carol’s Alzheimers Journey, a memoir about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
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