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Book Reviews

Book Reviews

KPCW invites members of the Friends of the Park City and Summit County libraries to review novels and non-fiction every month.
  • In this era of ‘truthiness’ when competing information sources present very different realities, we may find ourselves questioning whose version of facts we believe. When there are conflicting histories, which do we trust and, in the end, does it matter? Pulitzer Prize winning author Hernan Diaz’ new novel insists we look to the source material.
  • The Martian meets Multiplicity in Edward Ashton’s new science fiction novel. Dan Compton has this month’s book review of Mickey7.
  • Ever wonder if our modern culture of indoor living, processed foods, and cell phones is at odds with our natural, ancestral selves? Two evolutionary biologists discuss this phenomenon in a recent book, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century. Amy Mills has this month’s book review.
  • If you had to hide your true identity to support your family and advance your career, would you do it? That’s exactly what JP Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, faces in the historical novel The Personal Librarian. Kirsten Nilsson, Summit County Librarian, has this month’s book review.
  • The highway into Park City from Kimball Junction is dedicated to the 10th Mountain Division. There is a plaque in the base area of the Park City Mountain resort dedicated to eight young men from this area who were members of the Division and died fighting the Germans during World War II. Why are these memorials here? This month's book review by Jerry Hubbell of The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division. America's Alpine Warriors will tell you.