Book Review: The Betrayal of Anne Frank, Rosemary Sullivan

Book Review: The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation, Rosemary Sullivan   Nonfiction/History: The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation, Rosemary Sullivan   The mystery of the Frank family’s betrayal has puzzled historians for decades. The story itself is quite well known. The Frank family, a Jewish family in Amsterdam during […]

Book Review: Madwoman, Shara McCallum

Book Review: Madwoman, Shara McCallum   Poetry Collection: Madwoman, Shara McCallum   Shara McCallum is a professor at Penn State University. Named as the university’s 2021-2022 school year “Laureate,” she has been working diligently to raise awareness and appreciation for poetry in our community and our state. Her weekly feature on WPSU radio, Poetry Moment, […]

Book Review: A Brief History of the Earth, Andrew H. Knoll

Book Review: A Brief History of the Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters, Andrew H. Knoll   Nonfiction: A Brief History of the Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters, Andrew H. Knoll   The subtitle of A Brief History of Earth is, I think, a wink and a chuckle at the hubris involved […]

Book Review: Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer

Book Review: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer   Nonfiction: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer: Centre County (PA) Reads book for 2022   I have seen many reviews of this book that talk about the Native American traditions author […]

Book Review: Katherine Johnson, My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir, Joylette Hylick, Katherine Johnson, and Katherine Moore

Book Review: Katherine Johnson, My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir, Joylette Hylick, Katherine Johnson, and Katherine Moore   Nonfiction/Biography: Katherine Johnson, My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir, Joylette Hylick, Katherine Johnson, and Katherine Moore   You can’t judge a book by its cover. I know that. But the cover of Katherine Johnson, My Remarkable Journey caught my […]

Book Review: The Deep, Claire Nouvian

Book Review: The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss, Claire Nouvian   Nonfiction/Science: The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss, Claire Nouvian   This is one of the most exquisitely beautiful books I have seen. It is also one of the strangest. The Deep is a coffee-table sized book filled with beautiful color pictures […]