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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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June 2016 book selection

Posts About Major Pettigrew's Last Stand 

May 25, 2016

We all think we are doing the right thing until someone complains. How do people see you? Are you considered an agreeable person, or do you come off as self-centered or argumentative? 

Major Pettigrew was comfortable, if not happy, in his own little world. Then he noticed some odd behavior from people in his community. His opinion of his neighbors changed his opinion of himself. 

How has your view of others changed your view of yourself? 

Get ready to talk about tradition and adjustment. Vicki Lorini is away this month. Join Donna Apidone for one of two discussions on Tuesday, June 14 – 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. Reservations at

May 19, 2016

In a word, it's about trust.

Can you trust your family? Can you trust people who don’t look like you? Can you trust yourself?

Major Pettigrew has had to review his priorities. The ideas he relied on no longer ring true. New thoughts are creeping into his consciousness.

Maybe this is the wisdom of age. Maybe the good Major has just learned what really matters in life.

Vicki Lorini is away in June. Join Donna Apidone for one of two discussions on Tuesday, June 14 – 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. Reservations at

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

Latest Author Interviews on Insight

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.

Author Julie Otsuka

May 18, 2016

Author Julie Otsuka joins Insight to discuss her novels exploring themes of Japanese internment during World War II and the immigration of picture brides.

Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz / Facebook

Sam Freedman's "Dying Words"

May 12, 2016

Sam Freedman is finishing up a combined book and radio documentary project called "Dying Words" about the extraordinary AIDS reporting done by Jeff Schmalz of the NYTimes as he was dying of the disease. Sam joins us to discuss his project.