Book Reviews

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

A young Montana ranch boy is sent to spend the summer with distant relatives. So begins his journey into the unknown and adventures of the open road. Amy Mills has this month's book review of Last Bus to Wisdom, by Ivan Doig.

The author of a beloved best seller returns with a new novel filled with history, humor and secrets. Bobbi Pyron has this month's review.

Ann Tyler's 20th novel, A Spool of Blue Threat, unravels themes of home and family through the intimate history of four generations of Whitshanks, Baltimore residents since 1920. Julie Crittenden has this month's KPCW book review.

What makes Utah snow so special? It's all in Jim Steenburg's new book, Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth. Amy Mills has this month's KPCW book review.

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.