CapRadio Reads

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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Live Event: Author Interview with Elaine Castillo

Thursday, July 18, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join our live author interview with Elaine Castillo about her debut novel, America Is Not the Heart, which was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Real Simple, Lit Hub, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Post, Kirkus Reviews and The New York Public Library.

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Member Benefit Details

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.

Her characters—Filipina and Filipina-American women living in San Francisco’s South Bay—are Technicolor-vivid, flawed and heroic, and her prose is as good as it gets.

NPR

This family epic spanning from the Philippines to Milpitas, Calif., reads like a literary telenovela. It features a mysterious heroine, political upheaval and a sweeping romance. I couldn't put it down.

The New York Post

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.