CapRadio Reads

CapRadio Reads is a book club and online reading community, hosted by Capital Public Radio. Moderator Vicki Lorini and host Donna Apidone encourage you to participate in person or on the website.

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September 2017 book selection


by Ann Patchett


Posts About Commonwealth 

August 16, 2017 | Vicki Lorini

We are so happy to let you know that we will be reading Ann Patchett's latest book, Commonwealth for our September CapRadio Reads meeting on September 12.  Patchett, a prolific writer, is also a bookstore owner in her home town of Nashville, Tennessee.  She says owning a bookstore has changed her as a reader.  Patchett used to be a reader of the classics, and now, as an owner and buyer, she reads mostly books that will be out in four or five months.  She says it has changed her as a writer, as well.  She sees what others are writing, and knows she doesn't have to write about those subjects.  This book, Commonwealth, could not have been written by anyone else.  It is, very much, the story of her life, and a very interesting life it has been.

Please join us to discuss this book on Tuesday, September 12 at one of our two Face to Face meetings.

August 8, 2017 | Vicki Lorini

CapRadio Reads will be reading the latest book by Ann Patchett in September.  Commonwealth is the latest in a long string of best sellers and Book Club selections by this well loved author.  Patchett is calling this her first autobiographical novel, and her most "personal novel to date". 

The book follows the post divorce, blended family of six children, for 50 years, and we will follow them, as well. 

Please join us for one of our two meetings on Tuesday, September 12, at either 2pm or 6pm.  See you there.

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June 2017 selection: Fatal

John Lescroart - Fatal

February 2017 selection: Lucky Boy

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January 2017 selection: False Friend

Andrew Grant - False Friend


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3 Romances For Your August Escape

August 16, 2017

The lazy days of August call for getaway reading, so we've got three romances that'll take you from old China to the small-town South, featuring couples who learn love is closer than they think.

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