Book Reviews

KPCW invites members of the Friends of the Park City Library to review novels and non-fiction every month.

October Book Review - Circe

Oct 10, 2018

This month, Cathy Lanigan reviews Circe, by Madeline Miller.

No, not that Sersei.  You will have to wait many more months to hear the last chapter of the witch of Westeros, but right now you can follow the story of another powerful, irresistible, terrifying woman ruling over her own land and defying all who attack her. 

Is the hunger for far-out religions, fake news and fantasy embedded in our national DNA? Author Kurt Anderson lays out a case for that possibility in his book FANTASYLAND: HOW AMERICA WENT HAYWIRE...A 500 Year History. Here’s Barb Bretz with this month’s book review.

Novelist Celeste NG  is a New York Times Best-selling author two times over with her second novel LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE.  Barb Bretz has this month's Book Review.

I've decided to give you a “Two For One” this month and recommend both of Celeste NG's first two novels. I only discovered NG last year..... although her first novel... EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU.... was the Amazon book of the year in 2014. As soon as I read it I looked for anything else by the author.

June Book Review - "The Overstory"

Jun 13, 2018

National Book Award-winner Richard Powers takes readers deep into the lives of the world's oldest and grandest life form. Bobbie Pyron has this month's KPCW Book Reivew of Power's new novel, "The Overstory."

April Book Review - In The Midst Of Winter

Apr 12, 2018

Three people from widely different circumstances find themselves in an improbable predicament in Isabel Allende's latest novel, In the Midst of Winter. Amy Mills has this month's book review:

With her 2017 novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward becomes the first woman to win two National Book Awards. This book raises the bar for Southern Gothic writing, while giving real voice to many of the "unsung" in today's deep South. Julie Crittenden has this month's book review:

October Book Review - A Gentleman In Moscow

Oct 10, 2017

A Gentleman in Moscow is the second novel from the New York Times' Bestselling author of Rules of Civility, Amor Towles. Here is Barbara Bretz with this month's book review:

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