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.

  • Paul Robins joins us in February for a night with Did Sid?

    February 2014

    Paul Robins and Rick Eytcheson are old friends, and it was terrific to hear them in conversation about Paul's book, Did Sid? We also got some fun insight into the earlier days of radio in Sacramento. What a fun evening.

  • Celebrate CapRadio Reads Anniversary in January

    December 2013

    What a fabulous Anniversary Party we had. Thank you to author Christopher Reich for joining us. We learned some secrets about how the CIA operates and some writing tips from this New York Times Bestselling author. Our second year begins NOW!

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

Cartoonist Looks Back On Career Built On Unnerving Visions

As a young man, Jim Woodring was looking for a sign — and he found it in a huge, green hallucinated amphibian. His new book of old drawings, Jim, includes many works inspired by such "apparitions."


'Beautiful You' Makes Sex And Death Boring

Chuck Palahniuk aims for piquant social satire in his new novel, but reviewer (and longtime fan) Jason Sheehan finds his fandom severely dented by lazy characterizations and lack of actual satire.


Novelist Nuruddin Farah: Facing A Blank Page Is 'Bravest Thing' A Writer Does

Farah's latest is called Hiding in Plain Sight. It's the story of Bella, a Somali photographer living in Rome who gets drawn into the lives of her niece and nephew after her half-brother is killed.


The Life Of De Niro, From 'Mean Streets' To 'Meet The Parents'

Shawn Levy's brick-sized new biography of screen legend Robert De Niro was produced without cooperation from the actor — but Levy says that just forced him to do better research.


'Heap House' Is A Treasure Of A Trash Tale

Edward Carey's illustrated young adult novel about the keepers of mystical trash heaps (yes, you read that right) in an alternate Victorian London combines thrills with intelligence and compassion.


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About CapRadio Reads

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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. (click the red title for more)

Family Reads

  • Family Reads

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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50 Words from Readers

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

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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