Vicki's Blog

  • For October, Golden State

    October 2014

    It was a great night for The Golden State. Michelle Richmond, Donna Apidone and our audience all had a terrific time, hearing the ins and outs of writing this book.

  • The Art Forger

    August 2014

    Corruption, fraud, scandal and intrigue.... They're not just for politicians anymore. CapRadioReads' September pick is The Art Forger.

  • The Painted Girls Color Our Summer

    August 2014

    While the group gathered to discuss this book, we all determined that there was really only one likeable character in the entire novel. That being said, we were all happy to learn more about this remarkable age of art and dance in Paris.

  • Pulitzer Prize Winner Orphan Master's Son

    May 2014

    An overflow crowd jammed into our Community Room for this conversation. It was amazing to hear our readers strong reactions to this book about the secret state of North Korea.

  • Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

    May 2014

    It's always interesting to inspect the lives of our favorite authors. The discussion about Under The Wide and Starry Sky, about the life of Robert Louis Stevenson was no different. We even heard some of his poetry from our readers.

  • CapRadio Reads presents author and journalist Katie Hafner

    April 2014

    Kosher style appetizers to celebrate the holiday, an interview with author Katie Hafner and a glass or two of wine. What better way to spend the first night of Passover? Thanks for a wonderful evening to Katie Hafner and Donna Apidone.

  • The House Girl by Tara Conklin is our choice for March

    February 2014

    Books and authors are prime topics in Sacramento. Our CapRadio Reads group had a very lively conversation about House Girl by Tara Conklin. Please join the club, so you too can participate in the hottest book club in town.

Events

  • Galadrielle Allman -- Wow!

    July 2014

    There are many times that an author brings a reader to tears. It is not often, however, that it happens to the crowd at a book signing.

  • Our November Title is The Orchardist

    November 2013

    Our November title, “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin, takes us to a rural part of the Pacific Northwest, where a reclusive orchardist tends to his apricots and apples as if they were family.

  • Anthony Marra Event Wows Crowd

    August 2013

    CapRadio Readers welcomed award winning author Anthony Marra to our Community Room last night with open arms and excellent questions.

NPR Books

Smashing Snow Globes: A Writer On Essays, Novels And Translation

Valeria Luiselli, who was born in Mexico City and lives now in Harlem, released two slim, multinational books this year: the essay collection Sidewalks and her time-jumping novel Faces In The Crowd.


How Tinseltown Got Tipsy: A Boozy Taste Of Hollywood History

Mark Bailey, who detailed old Hollywood's legendary love affair with liquor in his book Of All the Gin Joints, shares stories from a bygone era over cocktails at a legendary Hollywood bar.


Bridwell Created A Big Red Dog That Grew With Readers' Love

Norman Bridwell, the beloved creator of the classic children's book character, Clifford the Big Red Dog, died last week. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the author.


A Literate London Cabbie's Favorite Books For 2014

Every year, well-read London cabbie Will Grozier joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk books. In 2014, he recommends the writing of a fellow taxi driver, and a new take on World War I.


Gentlefolk All, Survive Your Holidays With Help From Chaucer

Who better to help you through the stresses and strains of a modern Christmas than a 14th-century English poet? Yes, Geoffrey Chaucer is online now, and he's here for all your holiday advice needs.


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About CapRadio Reads

  • Read Along with CapRadioREADS

    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. (click the red title for more)

Family Reads

  • Family Reads

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Writers' Conferences

  • Writers' Conferences

    Host and interviewer Donna Apidone sees CapRadioReads as more than a book club. It is an opportunity to share ideas associated with books. Sometimes her conversation with an author takes a revealing turn that surprises everyone in the room. (more)

The Inbox

  • The Inbox

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    So many books, so little time. Here are some titles we've heard about. These are not endorsements nor do they reflect the opinions of Capital Public Radio or CapRadio Reads.

Author Interviews

Michelle Richmond In Conversation with CapRadio's Donna Apidone 14 Oct 14
Galadrielle Allman In Conversation with CPR's Donna Apidone 15 July 2014 
 
 Paul Robins In Conversation with CPR's Rick Eytcheson and Donna Apidone
 

Christopher Reich with CPR's Donna Apidone

 Author Anthony Marra in conversation with Donna Apidone (12Aug13)

 

 Authors Ethel Brennan and Sara Remington with Donna Apidone (8Jun13)

 

John Lescroart talks with Donna Apidone May 7, 2013

 

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