Book Reviews

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

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:

Jane Perkins, co-founder of Park City's own High West Distillery, has combined her knowledge of whiskey and her love of the history of the old west as the basis of her first book, Golden Elixir of the West: Whiskey and the Shaping of America. Here's Barb Bretz with this month's book review.

August Book Review - Anything Is Possible

Aug 8, 2017

In this month's book review, Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Elizabeth Strout delves into the deeply poignant, private lives of small-town America in Anything is Possible. Bobbi Pyron has this month's book review.

July Book Review - Small Great Things

Jul 11, 2017

The Washington Post considers Jodi Picoult's twenty-third novel "Small Great Things" the most important one she's ever written, as she takes a risk to expand our conversation about race and prejudice. Here's Barbara Bretz with our monthly book review.

June Book Review - Since We Fell

Jun 13, 2017

Are people who they say they are? Dennis Lehane returns with another best-selling thriller, "Since We Fell," with more of the amped-up action and intrigue he's known for.

Natasha's family is 12 hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Daniel is looking for a place to get his haircut. Bestselling author Nicola Yoon spins these unlikely tales into a charming love story in her new book, The Sun is Also a Star. Park City High School student Faith Staley has this month's review.

Colson Whitehead's award-winning novel The Underground Railroad brings pre-Civil War history to life through the flight toward freedom of a young runaway slave. Julie Crittenden has this month's book review.

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