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.
Stephanie Powell Watts’ We Are Only Taking What We Need is a collection of short stories about African American women in North Carolina. Millheim resident Abby Minor reviews.
Happy Halloween! WPSU’s own Kristine Allen reviews Thomas White’s Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History & Lore.
Philip Winsor reviews Stanley Weintraub’s latest book, Young Mr. Roosevelt. Weintraub will be speaking about his book at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg on November 6.
Gold, Barbara Crooker’s latest book of poetry, deals with themes like loss and aging. Reviewer Marjorie Maddox is a poet, herself. She teaches at Lock Haven University.
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.
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