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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.

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04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

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.

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03-27-2014

Notes from Inside a Burst Bubble: Penn Staters on the Penn State Scandal by Dave Housley, Sheila Squillante

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.

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03-13-2014

The Evening Hour by Carter Sickels

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.

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02-27-2014

Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting With Disaster by Walter M. Brasch

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.

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02-13-2014

Ties That Bind by Dave Isay

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.

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01-30-2014

Mandarin Gate by Eliot Pattison

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.

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01-16-2014

Local News from Someplace Else by Marjorie Maddox

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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01-02-2014

Who Stole New Year’s Eve? by Martha Freeman

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.

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