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.
Sometimes a book can get under your skin. Maggie Muir reviews Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a short story collection by Karen Russell.
Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report has become a household name, and not only because he’s funny. Daniel Mallinson reviews Penn State professor Sophia A. McClennen’s Colbert’s America: Satire and Democracy.
It’s time for BookMark, the book review show on WPSU. It’s been 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg. For the 4th of July, reviewer Raymond Beal revisits this key event in American history. Civil War historian Allen C. Guelzo’s Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, is a narrative account of the three-day battle.
Andrew Blum’s Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet is a behind-the-scenes look at how the internet works. Blum is a featured author in this year’s BookFest PA. Amanda Minchin reviews.
Becky Aikman’s memoir, Saturday Night Widows, is about how she pursued healing after her husband’s death. Aikman, originally from Brookville, PA, is a featured author at this year’s BookFest. Reviewer MIschelle Marie (also known as KC O’Day) is a morning radio host at WALY 103.9.
Sarah May Clarkson reviews Charles Todd’s An Unmarked Grave, a novel that piqued her interest because it’s been likened to PBS series Downton Abbey. Charles Todd is one of the featured authors of this year’s BookFest, PA.
Former Penn State professor Josip Novakovich is a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, which is awarded every two years to a writer for his or her body of work. Jessica Matzko reviews Navokovich’s book, Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust.
Jennier Haigh’s latest book, News from Heaven: The Bakerton Stories, is about the residents of a fictional coal mining town in Pennsylvania. Reviewer Kirk Weixel has long been an admirer of Haigh’s work. He’s known the author since she attended high school with his children.
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