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NPR’s Books We Love

NPR’s year-end reading guide is back with a new look and name

By Fred Vigeant

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Books-as-gifts guide to holiday giving

It’s that most wonderful time of year when thoughts turn to holiday gift-giving. So what better way to show friends and family that you care than by finding them an amazing book to read.

By Merideth Bucher

Updated: September 8, 2021 | 3:19 pm

Publisher to reissue Pa. senator’s WWI book with corrections

Researchers have questioned Doug Mastriano’s claim that he located Sgt. Alvin York’s battle site with precision, identified erroneous footnotes and raised doubts about a photo that appears on the book’s cover.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Recommended summer reads for wrapping up the season

This is a great opportunity to talk about summer reading and books for the beach (if you’re fortunate to head that way).

By Merideth Bucher

Pa. families seek ways to help as coronavirus surges in India

Also on the program: Author Kevin J. Weddle on his book “The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution”

By Scott LaMar and Merideth Bucher

Author Susan Orlean on her book and the important role libraries played in her life

Libraries in Central Pennsylvania play a critical role in their communities.

By Scott LaMar

‘Smalltime’ author explores Johnstown’s mob as family history

“Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob” is a painstakingly researched, multi-generational look at Russell Shorto’s grandfather’s career as a mobster in Johnstown, Cambria County, and how it affected those close to him.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA