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BookMark

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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09-12-2013

Horse People: Stories by Cary Holladay

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.

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08-29-2013

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

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.

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08-15-2013

Harriet and Mr. Nobody by Michael Casino

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.

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08-01-2013

Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

Sometimes a book can get under your skin. Maggie Muir reviews Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a short story collection by Karen Russell.

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07-18-2013

Colbert’s America: Satire and Democracy by Sophia A. McClennen

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.

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07-04-2013

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion by Allen C. Guelzo

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.

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06-20-2013

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet by Andrew Blum

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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06-06-2013

Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman

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.

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