Dean Kuiper's first book, Burning Rainbow Farm, brilliantly examined and exposed our nation’s ridiculous drug laws. Now he explores the radical environmental movement through the story of Rod Coronado, an activist who became notorious for taking on the fur industry. Rod’s story is one of courage and idealism, but it is not black and white. Kuipers is able to convey the ambivalence and struggles of someone who sees the earth being rapidly destroyed around him, and wants to do something about it. But Rod’s story reveals something deeply disturbing, as well: the U.S. government has changed the definition of “terrorist” to include people who destroy property in the name of a cause. What kind of nation are we living in when someone who burns an SUV or releases some minks is considered as threatening to our country as a suicide bomber? I take comfort in the fact that Dean Kuipers is out there writing, and continuing to expose issues like these. - Sarah B.
Your Classical Companion, KBAQ 89.5, and Changing Hands Bookstore are proud to present Book Notes—a book club for music lovers
Our May Book Notes selection is Saving Italy The Race to Rescue a Nation's
Treasures from the Nazis by Robert M. Edsel
WHAT: Featuring novels, biographies, memoirs and monographs about classical music, composers, musicians and history, Book Notes is your literary gateway to learning more about the music you love.
WHEN: Tune in to KBAQ 89.5FM the first Friday of every month to hear Randy Kinkel's Book Notes review the month's pick or click here (mp3) » On the First Friday of each month at 6pm, Randy Kinkel will review a new book. A repeat airing of his review can be heard the following Sunday during The Pulse at the Heart of the Arts, at 1pm.
WHERE: You can buy the Book Notes monthly selection by clicking "Add to cart" below. You can also order at 480.730.0205, or at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283.