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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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05-23-2013

An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd

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.

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05-09-2013

Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust by Josip Novakovich

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.

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04-25-2013

News from Heaven: The Bakerton Stories by Jennifer Haigh

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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04-11-2013

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

This year’s pick for One Book Bradford is Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain. It’s a novel about family, aging, and death--told through a Golden Retriever. Reviewer Cheryl Bazzoui lives in Bradford. She is a pet owner, registered nurse, and author.

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03-28-2013

Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros

Since 2010, Penn State's Center for American Literary Studies has paired with Centre County Reads to present a program in which the entire community--on and off campus- -is encouraged to read a single novel. This year, the selection is Sandra Cisneros’ Caramelo. Reviewer Shannon Brace is a student intern at the Center for American Literary Studies.

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03-14-2013

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

First-grade teacher Sue Shaffner has read thousands of children’s books. She reviews a new personal favorite: Jon Klassen’s This is Not My Hat, this year’s Caldecott Medal winner.

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02-28-2013

The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom by Marcus Rediker

For Black History Month, Eric Ian Farmer reviews The Amistad Rebellion, an account of the slave rebellion at sea that proved pivotal to our country’s notions of freedom.

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02-14-2013

The Next Full Moon by Carolyn Turgeon

Travel writer Jill Gleeson reviews Carolyn Turgeon’s The Next Full Moon. This young adult novel is a fairy tale set in Central Pennsylvania.

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