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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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February 2017 book selection

Lucky Boy

by Shanthi Sekaran


Posts About Lucky Boy 

January 18, 2017 | Vicki Lorini

With our new President, many people are interested in the immigration policies of the United States Of America.  In our book and author selection for February, Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran, this issue becomes personal.  Publishers Weekly describes the book this way: "Humanizes the issue of illegal immigration...readers will be emotionally invested". Having read the book, I can say this is an understatement.  Please join us for an "in conversation" with Donna Apidone and Shanthi Sekaran, Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm in our Community Room.  They will discuss this amazing and compassionate novel of  love for one very Lucky Boy. Get your tickets now.  

January 10, 2017 | Vicki Lorini

We started our year out with another rollicking party, this one featuring Andrew Grant.  We hope you enjoyed it, because we have one more author event, before we head back to Face To Face Book Club meetings in March.  February will have us featuring Shanthi Sekaran in conversation with Donna Apidone.  Sekaran, whose previous book The Prayer Room was a feature of The Bee Book Club and a big event at the old Borders store on Fair Oaks, has a new book called Lucky Boy.  I will tell you that I read a draft of this book many months ago and immediately contacted the publisher asking for an opportunity to host Ms. Sekaran as soon as the book was released. I got my wish, and Shanthi Sekaran will be with us, Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm in our Community Room.  Join us then, and learn how this thoughtful and thought provoking book about immigration, fertility, tradition and parenting came to be written. 

In Conversation with Donna Apidone

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September 2016 selection: The Race For Paris

Meg Waite Clayton - The Race For Paris

July 2016 selection: Kitchens Of The Great Midwest

J. Ryan Stradal - Kitchens Of The Great Midwest


NPR Books

NPRBook Reviews

'The Bear And The Nightingale' Is A Rich Winter's Tale

January 22, 2017

Katherine Arden's new novel deftly weaves Russian fairy tales with tactile details to create a gorgeously wintry tale of magic, marred slightly by a clunky ending that's clearly setting up sequels.

NPRAuthor Interviews

Treating 'Imaginary Illness' In 'Is It All In Your Head?'

January 22, 2017

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan about her new book Is It All In Your Head? O'Sullivan chronicles the stories of patients she's diagnosed with psychosomatic disorders.

NPRBook Reviews

A Couple Faces Collapse In Dark 'Futures'

January 22, 2017

Anna Pitoniak's novel follows Evan and Julia, newly-minted Yale graduates trying — and finding it difficult — to make new lives for themselves in New York City on the eve of the crash of 2008.

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