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October 9, 2019
This year’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction went to “The Overstory” by Richard Powers. A sweeping, impassioned novel about a handful of people who see the interconnected world of trees and the unfolding disaster of our environment
October 2, 2019
On this week’s All About Books, host Pat Leach talks with Jennine Capó Crucet Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at UNL. She’s released a collection of essays exploring American culture and identity from her perspective as a Miami-born, Cuban-American, “My Time Among the Whites.”
September 25, 2019
Best-selling Nebraska author Tosca Lee has written a sequel to her thriller, “A Line Between.” Her latest novel is set in Western Nebraska where survivors of a global pandemic emerge from an abandoned missile silo into a world they didn’t expect to find. Hear an interview with author Tosca Lee... more››
September 18, 2019
A new children’s book introduces the story of a less well-known reindeer. “Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever” by Matt Tavares. Dylan Teut Director of the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival introduces it on this week’s “All About Books”
September 11, 2019
Washington Black begins life as a slave on a sugar plantation in the Caribbean, but in the course of the novel, he travels the world as the talented assistant to a British naturalist. It’s a story exploring what personal freedom means on a journey exploring the natural world. Hear a review of the... more››
September 4, 2019
The historic Nebraska floods have taken an emotional toll on the state- including children. A new program from UNL called “Read for Resilience” puts free books and support materials in the hands of parents and caregivers to help Nebraska children deal with stress and fear. Hear an interview with... more››
August 28, 2019
Newsrooms were not always welcoming places for women to practice journalism. Journalist and professor Kristin Gilger has co-written a new book documenting this long struggle in often hostile work environments right up to today’s digital newsrooms. Hear an interview with the author of, “There's No... more››
August 21, 2019
Most people know about the World War 2 era sacrifices like scrap drives and rationing. Less well known was a program where American families volunteered their dogs to be trained for the military. The nation's center of dog training during the war was at Fort Robinson Nebraska. Trevor Jones of... more››
August 14, 2019
A work of fiction and non-fiction about prisons on this week's "All About Books." A life goes off the rails when a mother receives two consecutive life sentences in "The Mars Room" by Rachel Kushner. Then, award-winning journalist Shane Bauer went undercover as a guard at a for-profit prison in... more››
August 7, 2019
Important subjects are dealt with in a small space. Loyalty, family, love and fear- these are explored in a spare, new novel, "Waiting for Eden" by Elliot Ackerman. It follows a soldier horribly burned and damaged in Iraq who can no longer communicate. The soldier's story is told by his dead friend.