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July 1, 2020
"Thick", is a collection of 80 very personal essays on beauty, race, gender and the media from African American writer and scholar Tressie McMillan Cottom.
June 24, 2020
The novel “Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead was inspired by an actual reform school that operated in Tallahassee Florida for over one hundred years. This week on “All About Books” host Pat Leach reviews this story of a black teenager unfairly sent to the brutal school in the 1960’s where boys were... more››
June 17, 2020
More great book suggestions for reading in difficult times. This week’s All About Books offers another in the Pandemic Home Reader series, this time with UNL’s Aaron Douglass Professor of English, Stephen Buhler. He offers timely essays, detective fiction and a classic.
June 10, 2020
The 3 finalists have been named in the "One Book - One Lincoln" community reading project. The titles include novels by Anne Patchett and Anne Napolitano as well as a non-fiction story of corporate fraud and greed in Silicon Valley rivaling any novel.Davis Smith of the selection committee joins... more››
June 3, 2020
Hiram Walker was born into slavery in Virginia, but he does have two powerful gifts- great intelligence and a mysterious power that he uses to help free other slaves. On this week’s All About Books, a review of “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
May 27, 2020
A couple move to a small English village an hour from London with their whimsical son. Also in this village is a mythical figure associated with nature. "Lanny" by Max Porter is an unusual novel about a child’s disappearance.
May 20, 2020
A boy and girl growing up in the same small Irish town with very different economic backgrounds and unequal social success. Their secret friendship and mutual fascination continues into college. The new novel is, “Normal People” by Sally Rooney.
May 13, 2020
Frans de Waal spent four decades at the forefront of animal research looking at primate intelligence and now, their emotions. In his new book, “Mama’s Last Hug” he explores the rich emotional lives of animals.
May 6, 2020
In this time when people are trying to stay safe at home- one of the best solitary activities has always been reading. This week on “All About Books”, Creighton Professor Brent Spencer has book suggestions for the pandemic home reader.
April 29, 2020
A novel with 12 distinct British, black, mostly-female characters; who tell stories of their families, friends and lovers through the years. Winner of the Booker Prize, “Girl, Woman, Other” by Bernadine Evaristo.