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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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July 2016 book selection

Posts About Kitchens Of The Great Midwest 

June 29, 2016

What could be more perfect? A wonderful book, focusing on food and recipes, and the love of a man for his daughter. 

Our July author event brings J. Ryan Stradal to CapRadio to talk with Donna Apidone about Kitchens of the Great Midwest. The book is told in courses, and from the viewpoint of friends and family of Eva, the superstar chef and aforementioned daughter. This is a masterpiece and a banquet of words.

Join us for this event on July 12 at 6pm.

June 22, 2016

Can a meal be a life-changing experience? Would people pay more for a meal than for an automobile? These are some of the burning questions answered in J. Ryan Stradal's new book, Kitchens of the Great Midwest. 

The book tells the life story of Eva, dish by dish. After her parents’ breakup, Eva lives with her father and learns his passion for food. Lars adores his daughter, and he feels compelled to pass on his love of food and cooking to this little girl. It works, and through heartbreak and hydroponic chocolate, Eva becomes a legendary chef. It is her story we read, but we also are given a glimpse into the world of The Foodie. It is simultaneously funny and moving. 

Don't miss this opportunity to see author J. Ryan Stradal explain it all to CapRadio’s Donna Apidone on Tuesday, July 12 at 6pm.

Please get your tickets now, and join us for this feast of words.

In Conversation with Donna Apidone

March 2016 selection: A Small Indiscretion

Jan Ellison - A Small Indiscretion

January 2016 selection: The Tsar Of Love And Techno

Anthony Marra In Conversation With Donna Apidone

November 2015 selection: A Master Plan for Rescue

Janis Cooke Newman - A Master Plan for Rescue

NPR Books

NPRAuthor Interviews

In 'Hustling Hitler,' A Jewish Vaudevillian Scams The Third Reich

June 28, 2016

It seems everyone has one: the eccentric relative much gossiped about. For Walter Shapiro, it's his great-uncle, Freeman Bernstein. The vaudeville manager, boxing promoter, card shark and stock swindler managed to scam the Third Reich. Shapiro writes about this in his new book, Hustling Hitler.

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Author Luis Alberto Urrea

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