Book Reviews

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

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.