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Hosted By Donna Apidone

Feed your curiosity and explore fresh perspectives with CapRadio Reads—our online, on-air and on demand resource for discovering your next great read.

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Author Interview With Tommy Orange

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Join Capital Public Radio and special guest host Beth Ruyak for an author interview with Tommy Orange about his debut novel There There, a national bestseller that is listed as one of the best books of the year by NPR, The New York Times, Time, The San Francisco Chronicle and more.

Winner of an American Book Award
Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize
Winner of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

Tommy Orange Tickets

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Broadcast Circle members and above gain first access to registration and two free tickets to these events. Please contact Patti Stoltz at 916-278-8945 for ticket reservations or questions about the event or member benefits.

With a literary authority rare in a debut novel, it places Native American voices front and center before readers’ eyes.

NPR/Fresh Air

Powerful. . . . There There has so much jangling energy and brings so much news from a distinct corner of American life that it’s a revelation.

The New York Times

Monday, April 15, 2019

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Jonathan Kauffman – Hippie Food

Jonathan Kauffman’s history of “Hippie Food” profiles the people and food that brought us through the 1960s and '70s.

Friday, February 15, 2019

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John Lescroart - The Rule Of Law

In John Lescroart’s novel “The Rule of Law,” a coyote who was smuggling immigrants into the U.S. is mysteriously murdered.

Friday, January 18, 2019

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Vanessa Hua – A River of Stars

Vanessa Hua’s novel “A River of Stars” follows the efforts of two new single mothers as they navigate life in a new country.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Michael David Lukas - The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

Author Michael David Lukas’ novel “The Last Watchman Of Old Cairo” is an intriguing mystery about disappearing holy documents.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Lauren Markham - The Far Away Brothers

Journalist Lauren Markham’s book, “The Far Away Brothers,” tells the true story of twin teens who escape violence in their native El Salvador and start a new life in Oakland, California.

Friday, June 15, 2018

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Robin Sloan - Sourdough

Author Robin Sloan’s "Sourdough" explores the wacky worlds within the San Francisco Bay Area, from technology to sourdough bread.

Friday, June 15, 2018

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Shanthi Sekaran - Lucky Boy

Author Shanthi Sekaran explores the complexities of U.S. immigration and adoption policies through the story of one "Lucky Boy."

Friday, June 15, 2018

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John Lescroart - Fatal

Author John Lescroart discusses his 28th novel, "Fatal," and the plot twist that he says even he was surprised by.

Friday, June 15, 2018

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Elizabeth Rynecki - Chasing Portraits

Author Elizabeth Rynecki shares the story behind her book "Chasing Portraits," which chronicles her attempt to track down her great-grandfather’s paintings that were hidden from the Nazis during World War II.

Monday, June 11, 2018

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Trailer: Introducing The CapRadio Reads Podcast With Donna Apidone

Feed your curiosity and explore fresh perspectives with Capital Public Radio’s new podcast for book lovers.