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September 23, 2020
The name is now shorthand for the worst possible disaster. Journalist Adam Higginbotham collected interviews over 10 years for his research- which includes declassified material and eyewitness accounts. His book is, "Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
September 16, 2020
It’s an imaginative new take on the great American road trip. A family in quiet crisis journeys to the Mexican border to see where the last Apache tribes made their last stand. Hear a review of “Lost Children Archive: a Novel” by Valeria Luiselli.
September 9, 2020
Sabrina and Corina are two Latina characters of indigenous ancestry who appear in a collection of stories set in Denver, Colorado. The two characters and their stories are a loving tribute to the resilient and unbreakable native women of the West. "Sabrina and Corina" by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
September 2, 2020
Mystery novels are always popular escape reading. This week’s All About Books features the Edgar Award winner, “Stranger Diaries” by Elly Griffiths. The story features an English teacher who specializes in Gothic Lit. and the novel itself is a modern Gothic thriller.
August 26, 2020
If you have more free time to read lately, but find it difficult concentrating for long periods- short stories may be ideal. On this week’s All About Books, a collection of emotionally absorbing stories. “Everything Inside” by Edwidge Danticat
August 19, 2020
The pandemic has made many things more difficult– including vacation travel. A safer and less expensive alternative is travel books. This week on “All About Books”, guest reader Becki Roberts introduces travel literature- from American back roads with John Steinbeck to world exploration in the 1920... more››
August 12, 2020
How did Lincoln, Lyndon Johnson and the Roosevelts develop the leadership skills they needed to handle crisis in both their lives and Presidency? NET Radio’s “All About Books” welcomes guest reviewer Chris Sommerich, Executive Director of Humanities Nebraska. He reviews “Leadership in Turbulent... more››
August 5, 2020
Sarah Broom’s mother bought a small house in East New Orleans in 1961. The Broom family grew up and both the neighborhood and the yellow house would change. This week on “All About Books”, the story of a black family and of a part New Orleans tourists don’t see. “The Yellow House: a Memoir” by... more››
July 29, 2020
An educated family of privilege struggles to raise their son even with their many advantages. Set in 1990’s Kansas, the novel details a crisis of identity for young white men. “The Topeka School” by Ben Lerner
July 22, 2020
The nation was incredibly fragile after the civil war. White Southerners wanted to restore pre-war society without slavery. The President seemed to share these goals. A new book looks at these dangerous times, “The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson” by Brenda Wineapple.