book review

Detroit's bankruptcy and blight are familiar headlines across America. But what it means to live, work and survive in the modern-day Motor City are bigger, more important stories. Sandra Svoboda, who lives there, has this month's review of author Mark Binelli's book, Detroit City Is The Place To Be, an account of what is depressing, entertaining, foretelling and hopeful in the urban landscape of Detroit.

May Book Review - The Son by Phillip Meyers

May 14, 2014

The Son by Phillip Meyers is the story of the McCulloughs - a 100 year history of the American West, told by four generations in one family. Julie Crittenden has this month's KPCW Book Review.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout delivers again in The Burgess Boys.  Trine Nielsen has this month's KPCW Book Review.

March Book Review - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Mar 11, 2014

What do you do when making the person you love happy... also means breaking your own heart? Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is this month's Book Review.

February Book Review - The Returned by Jason Mott

Feb 12, 2014

In this month's book review, a bizarre global phenomenon poses challenging questions for the living.  Bobbi Pyron has February's review.

January Book Review - Sweet Thunder by Ivan Doig

Jan 16, 2014

Sometimes funny, a bit sad but very entertaining is how Amy Mills feels about Ivan Doig's latest novel, Sweet Thunder.

December Book Review: Porcelain On Steel

Dec 12, 2013

If you're thinking about shopping local for Christmas, then think about this book by a local author.  Barbara Svoboda has this month's review of Donna McAleer's Porcelain on Steel.

November Book Review: The Panther

Nov 25, 2013

The Panther by Nelson DeMille debuted at #1 on New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list. Barbara Bretz has this month's KPCW Book Review.

October Book Review: Flight Behavior

Oct 8, 2013

Small Town Tennessee is the setting for a butterfly migration gone awry. What does it mean and what can one person do? Amy Mills has this review of Barbara Kingsolver's recent novel, Flight Behavior.

September Book Review: The Last Man On The Mountain

Sep 17, 2013

In today's book review, author Jennifer Jordan digs deep into the mysteries behind an ill-fated expedition to summit K2 in her book, The Last Man on the Mountain. Bobbi Pyron has this month's book review.