Capital Public Radio: CapRadio Reads RSShttps://capradio.org/images/logo200pxSquare.JPGCapital Public Radio: CapRadio Reads RSShttp://www.capradio.orghttp://www.capradio.orgSat, 25 Mar 2017 08:13:00 UTen-USCopyright 2016, Capital Public RadioCPR RSS Generator 2.0120noCapital Public RadioCapital Public Radio, CPR, KXJZ, KXPR, Sacramento Capital Public Radio: Capital Public Radioinfo@capradio.orgCapital Public RadioMarch 22, 2017By Vicki Lorini

A Dictionary Of Mutual Understanding, our pick for April by Jackie Copleton, is a book about secrets.  Starting with the appearance of a badly disfigured man, claiming to be the grandson of Amaterasu Takahashi, a survivor of that long ago and terrible day when Nagasaki was bombed, the secrets slowly come pouring out.  This book will move you, but also make you ponder so many questions. What does it mean to accept someone as your family, even if you can't prove their identity. How do you define your own life? is it by family, friends or ideas you can't part with?

As you read this wonderful and dramatic book, I know you will find yourself asking many questions.  Come join us on Tuesday, April 11, at either 2pm or 6pm and we will try to answer your questions and ask even more.

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By Vicki Lorini

A Dictionary Of Mutual Understanding, our pick for April by Jackie Copleton, is a book about secrets.  Starting with the appearance of a badly disfigured man, claiming to be the grandson of Amaterasu Takahashi, a survivor of that long ago and terrible day when Nagasaki was bombed, the secrets slowly come pouring out.  This book will move you, but also make you ponder so many questions. What does it mean to accept someone as your family, even if you can't prove their identity. How do you define your own life? is it by family, friends or ideas you can't part with?

As you read this wonderful and dramatic book, I know you will find yourself asking many questions.  Come join us on Tuesday, April 11, at either 2pm or 6pm and we will try to answer your questions and ask even more.

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March 15, 2017By Vicki Lorini

For our April selection, I have chosen a small, but important book.  Jackie Copleton’s  A Dictionary Of Mutual Understanding is a little bit about the terrible day, 77 years ago, in Nagasaki, and a lot about the aftermath in one particular family.  it is hard to imagine that the people in Nagasaki that day, woke up just like any other day, and fed their families, went shopping, fell in love and had secrets.  As the book begins, we see the result of that day on one man, a stranger, who has knocked on a door in Pennsylvania.

Please join us on April 11, at either 2pm or 6pm, to discuss this thoughtful and heartbreaking book. 

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By Vicki Lorini

For our April selection, I have chosen a small, but important book.  Jackie Copleton’s  A Dictionary Of Mutual Understanding is a little bit about the terrible day, 77 years ago, in Nagasaki, and a lot about the aftermath in one particular family.  it is hard to imagine that the people in Nagasaki that day, woke up just like any other day, and fed their families, went shopping, fell in love and had secrets.  As the book begins, we see the result of that day on one man, a stranger, who has knocked on a door in Pennsylvania.

Please join us on April 11, at either 2pm or 6pm, to discuss this thoughtful and heartbreaking book. 

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March 8, 2017By Vicki Lorini

How much of our book selection, All The Stars In The Heavens by Adriana Trigiani is true? The book, a novel based on the life of Loretta Young, is told through the eyes of a young girl, who has to leave a convent, and becomes Young's secretary and lifelong friend.  This character Alda Ducci is one made up by the author, but through her, we meet real life characters like Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and even David Niven, who lives in Loretta Young's mother's pool house.  

Gable and Young did have a romance, and a child together.  Less is known about Spencer Tracy, but there is a trove of information available on the web about all the actors mentioned in this novel of the Silver Screen.  It's fun to do some research while you read the book.  Give yourself a picture of who these people, who were larger than life on the screen, really were.  We'll have lots to talk about when we meet on March 14 at 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  Please join us. 

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By Vicki Lorini

How much of our book selection, All The Stars In The Heavens by Adriana Trigiani is true? The book, a novel based on the life of Loretta Young, is told through the eyes of a young girl, who has to leave a convent, and becomes Young's secretary and lifelong friend.  This character Alda Ducci is one made up by the author, but through her, we meet real life characters like Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and even David Niven, who lives in Loretta Young's mother's pool house.  

Gable and Young did have a romance, and a child together.  Less is known about Spencer Tracy, but there is a trove of information available on the web about all the actors mentioned in this novel of the Silver Screen.  It's fun to do some research while you read the book.  Give yourself a picture of who these people, who were larger than life on the screen, really were.  We'll have lots to talk about when we meet on March 14 at 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  Please join us. 

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February 28, 2017By Vicki Lorini

Our selection for March, Adriana Trigiani's All The Stars In The Heavens is both readable and lush.  The descriptions of the world of the 1930's Hollywood stars, their

clothes and their homes is a real treat.  Trigiani, who is well known for her vast research really seems to get it right.  You will need to put a sweater on, while reading about Loretta Young and Clark Gable on the set up in Washington, in the dead of Winter filming The Call Of The Wild.  Be prepared to start renting old movies because you will want to see the results of this and many more films starring the main characters in this boo, Loretta Young, Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy.  Put on your sequins and furs, and join me for a discussion of this fun book, Tuesday, March 14 at 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  We'll have a ball!

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By Vicki Lorini

Our selection for March, Adriana Trigiani's All The Stars In The Heavens is both readable and lush.  The descriptions of the world of the 1930's Hollywood stars, their

clothes and their homes is a real treat.  Trigiani, who is well known for her vast research really seems to get it right.  You will need to put a sweater on, while reading about Loretta Young and Clark Gable on the set up in Washington, in the dead of Winter filming The Call Of The Wild.  Be prepared to start renting old movies because you will want to see the results of this and many more films starring the main characters in this boo, Loretta Young, Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy.  Put on your sequins and furs, and join me for a discussion of this fun book, Tuesday, March 14 at 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  We'll have a ball!

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February 22, 2017By Vicki Lorini

there is more to the Hollywood story of All The Stars In The Heavens, by Adriana Trigiani than you may think.  Trigiani’s book is our March selection for CapRadio Reads.  One of the main characters in this glamorous story is a very unglamorous Sister Alda Ducci.  Sister Ducci is forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey as a secretary to young Miss Loretta Young.  The innocent Miss Ducci soon becomes much more to young Loretta, and at times it is difficult to tell which woman is more devout.  Over the years, through her own triumphs and tragedies, Alda is a true and lifelong friend to Young, and her entire family.  Trigiani has always had a wonderful way with characterization.  When you finish one of her books, you really miss the people who have populated the pages.  Please join us for a discussion of this book on Tuesday, March 14 at 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  We’ll have a little bit of Hollywood, right here in Sacramento.

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By Vicki Lorini

there is more to the Hollywood story of All The Stars In The Heavens, by Adriana Trigiani than you may think.  Trigiani’s book is our March selection for CapRadio Reads.  One of the main characters in this glamorous story is a very unglamorous Sister Alda Ducci.  Sister Ducci is forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey as a secretary to young Miss Loretta Young.  The innocent Miss Ducci soon becomes much more to young Loretta, and at times it is difficult to tell which woman is more devout.  Over the years, through her own triumphs and tragedies, Alda is a true and lifelong friend to Young, and her entire family.  Trigiani has always had a wonderful way with characterization.  When you finish one of her books, you really miss the people who have populated the pages.  Please join us for a discussion of this book on Tuesday, March 14 at 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  We’ll have a little bit of Hollywood, right here in Sacramento.

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February 15, 2017By Vicki Lorini

Is there one of us who hasn’t seen a Clark Gable movie? I am old enough to remember Loretta Young on television too. Lots has been written about both these stars, but I don’t think the story of their love/hate relationship has been widely covered.  In our March selection , All The Stars In The Heavens by Adriana Trigiani, we find out a lot of the details of their lives, we may not have known. Loretta Young’s strength came from her mother, also an amazingly independent woman for her time. Young’s early life in Hollywood was engineered by her mother, but Loretta herself was responsible for much of her family’s wealth. Her moral compass came from within.  Gable, of course, is another story.  You’ll really enjoy the scope of this story. Come join us for the discussion.  Tuesday, March 14 at 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  Get your reservations now.

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By Vicki Lorini

Is there one of us who hasn’t seen a Clark Gable movie? I am old enough to remember Loretta Young on television too. Lots has been written about both these stars, but I don’t think the story of their love/hate relationship has been widely covered.  In our March selection , All The Stars In The Heavens by Adriana Trigiani, we find out a lot of the details of their lives, we may not have known. Loretta Young’s strength came from her mother, also an amazingly independent woman for her time. Young’s early life in Hollywood was engineered by her mother, but Loretta herself was responsible for much of her family’s wealth. Her moral compass came from within.  Gable, of course, is another story.  You’ll really enjoy the scope of this story. Come join us for the discussion.  Tuesday, March 14 at 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  Get your reservations now.

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February 8, 2017By Vicki Lorini

We had such a good time meeting Shanthi Sekaran, but I think we are all ready to get back to our Face To Face book discussion meetings.  I am happy to let you know that our March selection will be both fun and glamorous.  Adriana Trigiani’s latest book All The Stars in the Heavens takes us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.  This is a novelization of the love story between Loretta Young and Clark Gable.  You will also find a little touch of Spencer Tracy thrown in for good measure. Trigiani, who is known for her books about rural Virginia and also her historical fiction that takes place in Italy has an entirely new venue for this book, Hollywood.  She does, however, make sure that at least one major character hails from Southern Italy, allowing us to journey there during this story.  She has a real flair for characterization, and I know you will be swept up by this love story.  Please get your place at the table reserved for the first Face To Face meeting of 2017.  Tuesday, March 14, at either 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  See you there.

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By Vicki Lorini

We had such a good time meeting Shanthi Sekaran, but I think we are all ready to get back to our Face To Face book discussion meetings.  I am happy to let you know that our March selection will be both fun and glamorous.  Adriana Trigiani’s latest book All The Stars in the Heavens takes us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.  This is a novelization of the love story between Loretta Young and Clark Gable.  You will also find a little touch of Spencer Tracy thrown in for good measure. Trigiani, who is known for her books about rural Virginia and also her historical fiction that takes place in Italy has an entirely new venue for this book, Hollywood.  She does, however, make sure that at least one major character hails from Southern Italy, allowing us to journey there during this story.  She has a real flair for characterization, and I know you will be swept up by this love story.  Please get your place at the table reserved for the first Face To Face meeting of 2017.  Tuesday, March 14, at either 2 or 6pm in our Community Room.  See you there.

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February 1By Vicki Lorini

Struck by a story on NPR, Shanthi Sekaran had the inspiration to start what would become her book Lucky Boy.  She now will come full circle and present her work, in conversation, with Donna Apidone at CapRadio Reads.  It was a story about a Guatemalan mother who was fighting to get her child back from the American couple who were in the process of adopting him and she just couldn't stop thinking about the case and, more importantly, the people involved. In writing this book, Sekaran did an immense amount of research. She interviewed many professionals in the area of immigration and even spent time in the part of Mexico her central character came from. Living in Berkeley allowed her to give a full picture of this left leaning town, and now, even there, it is so difficult for immigrants who are undocumented.  Her story, and the story of Lucky Boy are both so interesting, you won't want to miss this interview.  Please get your tickets, while they are available.  We will see you Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm in our Community Room.

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By Vicki Lorini

Struck by a story on NPR, Shanthi Sekaran had the inspiration to start what would become her book Lucky Boy.  She now will come full circle and present her work, in conversation, with Donna Apidone at CapRadio Reads.  It was a story about a Guatemalan mother who was fighting to get her child back from the American couple who were in the process of adopting him and she just couldn't stop thinking about the case and, more importantly, the people involved. In writing this book, Sekaran did an immense amount of research. She interviewed many professionals in the area of immigration and even spent time in the part of Mexico her central character came from. Living in Berkeley allowed her to give a full picture of this left leaning town, and now, even there, it is so difficult for immigrants who are undocumented.  Her story, and the story of Lucky Boy are both so interesting, you won't want to miss this interview.  Please get your tickets, while they are available.  We will see you Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm in our Community Room.

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January 25By Vicki Lorini

Our book selection for February, Shanthi Sekaran's Lucky Boy starts with a difficult decision and an even more difficult journey.  Soliman Castro-Valdez sets off from Mexico on an optimistic road that soon finds her lost, pregnant and undocumented in a country she doesn't really understand. It is her son, Ignacio, who will cause two women both heartbreak and joy. The book and story are brilliant and tragic, but mostly very  Readable. Come and listen to author Sekaran speak with our own Donna Apidone on Tuesday, February 7. At 6pm in our Community Room. Make sure to get your tickets as this hometown girl will draw a big crowd. And the book's story is one you'll want to hear. 

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By Vicki Lorini

Our book selection for February, Shanthi Sekaran's Lucky Boy starts with a difficult decision and an even more difficult journey.  Soliman Castro-Valdez sets off from Mexico on an optimistic road that soon finds her lost, pregnant and undocumented in a country she doesn't really understand. It is her son, Ignacio, who will cause two women both heartbreak and joy. The book and story are brilliant and tragic, but mostly very  Readable. Come and listen to author Sekaran speak with our own Donna Apidone on Tuesday, February 7. At 6pm in our Community Room. Make sure to get your tickets as this hometown girl will draw a big crowd. And the book's story is one you'll want to hear. 

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January 17By Vicki Lorini

With our new President, many people are interested in the immigration policies of the United States Of America.  In our book and author selection for February, Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran, this issue becomes personal.  Publishers Weekly describes the book this way: "Humanizes the issue of illegal immigration...readers will be emotionally invested". Having read the book, I can say this is an understatement.  Please join us for an "in conversation" with Donna Apidone and Shanthi Sekaran, Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm in our Community Room.  They will discuss this amazing and compassionate novel of  love for one very Lucky Boy. Get your tickets now.  

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By Vicki Lorini

With our new President, many people are interested in the immigration policies of the United States Of America.  In our book and author selection for February, Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran, this issue becomes personal.  Publishers Weekly describes the book this way: "Humanizes the issue of illegal immigration...readers will be emotionally invested". Having read the book, I can say this is an understatement.  Please join us for an "in conversation" with Donna Apidone and Shanthi Sekaran, Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm in our Community Room.  They will discuss this amazing and compassionate novel of  love for one very Lucky Boy. Get your tickets now.  

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