Our February selection is Brown Girl Dreaming, the National Book Award winner for 2014, by Jacqueline Woodson
New Year! New Author Event!
A short little note this week.
Life is more fun when you live on purpose.
What a great "Last CapRadio Reads for 2014." What's next?
It was a great night for The Golden State. Michelle Richmond, Donna Apidone and our audience all had a terrific time, hearing the ins and outs of writing this book.
Corruption, fraud, scandal and intrigue.... They're not just for politicians anymore. CapRadioReads' September pick is The Art Forger.
While the group gathered to discuss this book, we all determined that there was really only one likeable character in the entire novel. That being said, we were all happy to learn more about this remarkable age of art and dance in Paris.
A sold out event, soulful music and a look into the life of one of America's greatest musicians. Galadrielle Allman is a superstar and a devoted daughter and historian.
An overflow crowd jammed into our Community Room for this conversation. It was amazing to hear our readers strong reactions to this book about the secret state of North Korea.
It's always interesting to inspect the lives of our favorite authors. The discussion about Under The Wide and Starry Sky, about the life of Robert Louis Stevenson was no different. We even heard some of his poetry from our readers.
Kosher style appetizers to celebrate the holiday, an interview with author Katie Hafner and a glass or two of wine. What better way to spend the first night of Passover? Thanks for a wonderful evening to Katie Hafner and Donna Apidone.
There are many times that an author brings a reader to tears. It is not often, however, that it happens to the crowd at a book signing.
A packed house at CapRadio Reads to hear Paul Robins discuss his book Did Sid? with Rick Eytcheson. Were you there?
CapRadio Reads celebrated our first anniversary with New York Times Bestselling Author Christopher Reich and Morning Edition Host Donna Apidone.
Our November title, “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin, takes us to a rural part of the Pacific Northwest, where a reclusive orchardist tends to his apricots and apples as if they were family.
CapRadio Readers welcomed award winning author Anthony Marra to our Community Room last night with open arms and excellent questions.
Authors Ethel Brennan and Sara Remington wowed a cool room full of CapRadio Readers in their conversation with Donna Apidone.
After Father's Death, A Writer Learns How 'The Japanese Say Goodbye'
Lost in a deep depression, Marie Mutsuki Mockett visited a temple owned by her mother's family near Fukushima. There, she found traditions and ways of thought that helped her work through her grief.
'Mr. Mac' Paints Flowers In A Darkening World
Esther Freud's new novel Mr. Mac and Me traces an unlikely friendship between a lonely boy and a struggling artist. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says the book has both technical prowess and grace.
'Ghettoside' Explores Why Murders Are Invisible In Los Angeles
In her new book, journalist Jill Leovy studies the epidemic of unsolved murders in African-American neighborhoods and the relationships between police and victims' relatives, witnesses and suspects.
These 13 'Almost Famous Women' Stirred Up Trouble, Or Trouble Found Them
Megan Mayhew Bergman's stories about historical women are littered with bad-girl paraphernalia, like smashed-up motorcycles and morphine needles. In this collection, their lives are richly imagined.
In 'Fatherland,' A Daughter Outlines Her Dad's Radicalization
Falling in love with your handsome pen pal, moving overseas to marry him, then finding out he's part of a terrorist organization: That's the Bunjevac family story, told in a new graphic memoir.
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Did you know a world record was broken on September 10?
Here's what our team is reading ....
Host and interviewer Donna Apidone sees CapRadioReads as more than a book club. It is an opportunity to share ideas associated with books. Sometimes her conversation with an author takes a revealing turn that surprises everyone in the room. (more)
So many books, so little time. Here are some titles we've heard about. These are not endorsements nor do they reflect the opinions of Capital Public Radio or CapRadio Reads.
Christopher Reich with CPR's Donna Apidone
Author Anthony Marra in conversation with Donna Apidone (12Aug13)
Authors Ethel Brennan and Sara Remington with Donna Apidone (8Jun13)
John Lescroart talks with Donna Apidone May 7, 2013
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