KPCW Book Review

Ten years in the process, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is a remarkable novel set during World War II which takes the reader into the private lives, thoughts and actions of two young people whose lives are irrevocably changed forever. Barbara Bretz has this month's KPCW Book Review.

In the coming years, the Latino population in the United States could determine who gets elected to national offices. Authors Matt Barreto and Gary Segura explain how in their book Latino America:  How America's Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation. Sandra Svoboda has this month's KPCW book review.

Can a novel take us into the mind of someone descending into dementia? Amy Mills presents this month's book review of Stars Go Blue by Laura Prittchett.

Named Australia's Book of the Year, The Rosie Project is a fun read in which our rigid romantic hero finds his Wife Project derailed by an uninhibited, impulsive, unlikely candidate named Rosie. Barb Bretz has this month's review.

One of the more harrowing chapters of human history is the setting for the complex friendship between two women in this month's book review, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Bobbi Pyron has this month's review.

Over the past 500 million years, there have been five major life extinction events on planet Earth. We're now witnessing the sixth extinction, says author Elizabeth Kolbert in her new book of the same name. Amy Mills has this month's KPCW book review.

Kevin Fedarko's book The Emerald Mile is a rollicking white water rollercoaster tale of the epic Grand Canyon Flood of 1983 and the engineers and river runners who tried to tame it. Matt Lindon has this month's KPCW 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.

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