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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 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.

June 15, 2016

Award-winning author J. Ryan Stradal joins Donna Apidone for CapRadioReads on Tuesday, July 12. Kitchens of the Great Midwest the 2016 American Bookseller's Association Book of the Year Adult Debut winner. It has also hit numerous "Best Of" lists. After reading the book and hearing the author, you will know why. 

Jane Smiley wrote for The Guardian, "Kitchens of the Great Midwest is a terrific reminder of what can be wrested from suffering and struggle -- not only life, but also considerable irony, a fair amount of wisdom and a decent meal.”

Reserve your seat now for an evening of talk about writing, books and food.  What could be better?

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

NPRBook Reviews

'Good As Gone' Doesn't Quite Get To Greatness

June 23, 2016

Larry Watson sticks to what he knows and loves in his latest novel: The cinematic badlands of Montana, and a tough, taciturn Western hero. But none of his characters truly rise above ciphers.

NPRMusic Interviews

The Case For 1971 As Rock's Greatest Year

June 22, 2016

That year, music journalist David Hepworth argues, offered an explosion of talent from David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Al Green, John Lennon and more. He discusses his new book, Never a Dull Moment.

Latest Author Interviews on Insight

The Finance Gym

June 15, 2016

Take your money problems to the finance gym: Forbes writer Stacey Powell has a new book and a new plan to help you get your finances in shape.

Ben Bradford/Capital Public Radio

Peter Hecht's 'The Silas Project'

June 1, 2016

Today on Insight, we'll talk with senior writer Peter Hecht. Hecht has been covering marijuana in California since voters passed Prop. 215, which allowed for the legal use of weed for medicine.

Author Luis Alberto Urrea

May 23, 2016

We’ll talk with critically acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea about his work and how his dual-culture life experiences help shape his stories.

Author Celeste Leon

May 20, 2016

Truckee-based author Celeste Leon joins Insight to share her book Luck is Just The Beginning.