Book Review Journalist and book reviewer Suzanne Perez reviews the latest books and such for KMUW on air and right here. Discover new reviews on alternate Mondays.
Book Review

Book Review

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Journalist and book reviewer Suzanne Perez reviews the latest books and such for KMUW on air and right here. Discover new reviews on alternate Mondays.

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Allegra Goodman's 'Sam' offers a simple but complex reflection of one girl's life

Goodman's new novel offers a truthful and sometimes heartbreaking look at adolescence.

Allegra Goodman's 'Sam' offers a simple but complex reflection of one girl's life

'My First Popsicle' offers a glimpse into celebrity feelings about food

Book reviewer Suzanne Perez looks at a delicious new essay collection that explores the connection between food and memory.

'My First Popsicle' offers a glimpse into celebrity feelings about food

It's time to set those New Year's reading resolutions — and our #ReadICT Challenge can help

KMUW book reviewer Suzanne Perez is setting goals and scanning her bookshelves for titles to fulfill the 2023 ReadICT Challenge. In today's book review, she tells you more.

It's time to set those New Year's reading resolutions — and our #ReadICT Challenge can help

'Now Is Not the Time to Panic' shows Kevin Wilson at his quirky, nostalgic best

Book reviewer Suzanne Perez looks at a new novel by Kevin Wilson that's quirky, nostalgic and full of heart.

'Now Is Not the Time to Panic' shows Kevin Wilson at his quirky, nostalgic best

Lydia Millet's 'Dinosaurs' is a weirdly wonderful story about the human experience

Book reviewer Suzanne Perez looks at a new novel that's about everything... and nothing.

Lydia Millet's 'Dinosaurs' is a weirdly wonderful story about the human experience

Robin Wall Kimmerer's 'Braiding Sweetgrass' combines Indigenous wisdom and scientific knowledge

Suzanne Perez looks at an essay collection by an Indigenous woman and scientist that will help you reflect on our relationship with the natural world.

Robin Wall Kimmerer's 'Braiding Sweetgrass' combines Indigenous wisdom and scientific knowledge

In 'Write for Your Life,' Anna Quindlen urges you to pick up a pen and jot down your feelings

Book reviewer Suzanne Perez looks at a new book by Anna Quindlen that might just encourage you to pick up a pen.

In 'Write for Your Life,' Anna Quindlen urges you to pick up a pen and jot down your feelings

'Our Missing Hearts' shows the perils of unchecked patriotism and the power of love

Book reviewer Suzanne Perez looks at a dystopian novel that strikes a little too close to reality.

'Our Missing Hearts' shows the perils of unchecked patriotism and the power of love

Angie Cruz's 'How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water' offers a narrator for the ages

Book reviewer Suzanne Perez looks at a new novel by Angie Cruz that features an unforgettable narrator.

Angie Cruz's 'How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water' offers a narrator for the ages

Actor Jennette McCurdy's memoir recounts the dangers of an overbearing mother

KMUW book reviewer Suzanne Perez says a new memoir from TV star Jennette McCurdy offers more than celebrity gossip.

Actor Jennette McCurdy's memoir recounts the dangers of an overbearing mother