Book Reviews

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

To say Paula Hawkins' first suspense novel The Girl on the Train is a page-turner is understating it. Barbara Bretz has this month's book review.

Big Little Lies – a book by Laine Moriorty has been snatched up and devoured by fans of her bestselling 2013 novel The Husband’s Secret – and rightfully so.  Barbara Bretz has this month’s KPCW Book Review.

One of today's finest writers tells the story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse, in her National Book Award-winning Brown Girl Dreaming. Bobbie Pyron has this month's book review.

Relicts of a Beautiful Sea by Christopher Norment is a story of endangered species survival in the deserts of Western Nevada. It's a story of water and development, values and priorities, isolation and loneliness. Matt Lindon has this month's 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.

The 1936 Olympic Games were legendary.  Add to the history this true story of an American team that overcame incredible odds to compete in an epic race.  Amy  Mills has this month's book review of The Boys in the Boat.

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.

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