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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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October 2016 book selection

The Hours Count

by Jillian Cantor


Posts About The Hours Count 

September 21, 2016

Where do fact and fiction collide? The Hours Count, our October book review selection by Jillian Cantor, makes excellent use of both.  In this book, which centers on the trials of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and their ultimate fate, Cantor keeps enough real characters and events in to keep the reader wondering.  The notable fictional character, Millie, is based on an actual neighbor of the Rosenbergs, who took their sons in when Ethel was arrested. Our Millie has a fictional life and family, but we quickly allow ourselves to feel her love and pain. Is her Russian born, hard drinking, mean husband really a Russian spy?  Is sweet psychologist Jake who he claims to be?

I hope you are finding the book both interesting from a historical perspective as well as a face paced story.  Let's talk about it, on Tuesday, October 11 at either 2pm or 6pm in our Community Room.  See you then.

September 13, 2016 | Vicki Lorini

We hope you enjoyed our evening with author Meg Waite Clayton as much as we did.  Now, we are back to our Face To Face meetings in October with Jillian Cantor's latest book The Hours Count.

While the book is Historical Fiction, the main characters are anything but fictional.  Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were put to death in 1953 for spying during the Cold War. They may, or may not have been spies, but they were parents of two young boys who were left abandoned, never to see their parents again, after their arrests.  This is the "story" of the neighbor who took them in, and battled for her own child in almost unimaginable ways. 

Our conversation should be fascinating, talking about fact, fiction, and where the two cross.  Please join us, Tuesday, October 11, at either 2 or 6pm, for what is going to be one of our most interesting meetings.

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