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 Banned Book Week, Andrew Bode-Lang reviews Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers. Books from the Captain Underpants series were the most frequently challenged titles in the country last year.
Rebecca Kuensting reviews Horse People, Cary Holladay’s collection of short stories. Holladay will be visiting Penn State University Park on September 24 as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series.
WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reviews the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson, is an epic novel set in North Korea.
Michael Casino’s memoir, Harriet and Mr. Nobody, is the story of one Pennsylvania’s life over a century. Reviewer Olivia Toms is from State College.
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.
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