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February 13, 2019
The Hammonds are 5th generation York County Nebraska farmers. Their small family farm is at the center of a new book and many of the larger issues facing food production in America. “This Blessed Earth” by Ted Genoways.
February 6, 2019
A man from a small Midwestern town recovers from a near-death experience with his memory and language altered. A town of quirky characters helps him piece his life and personal history back together. “Virgil Wander” by Leif Enger.
January 30, 2019
Nebraska writer Tosca Lee joins Pat Leach in the studio this week to talk about her new book "The Line Between." She's joined by her friends and fellow authors, Nicole Baart and Kimberly Stuart to talk about making time to write while raising young families in the Midwest.
January 30, 2019
Further discussion with the "Travelling Pens" (Tosca Lee, Nicole Baart and Kimberly Stuart) on the challenges of the contemporary publishing world.
January 23, 2019
A woman of 65 has blown through her money and flees New York for friends in Paris with her apathetic 32-year old son and cat named "Small Frank". The dark comedy "French Exit" by Patrick DeWitt is reviewed on the next "All About Books."
January 16, 2019
After her husband and children were asleep journalist Michele McNamara would use her laptop computer to methodically investigate a serial rapist and murder who terrorized northern California back in the 70’s and 80’s. The result is a True Crime classic, “I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's... more››
January 9, 2019
Almost no one has read every classic novel- even librarians and book reviewers. "All About Books" host Pat Leach reveals on this weeks' show she read "To Kill a Mockingbird" for the first time only a few months ago. She compares notes with guest Becki Roberts, a life-long fan of the book.
January 2, 2019
It's a fast-paced novel with vivid, evolving characters that easily bridges the categories of historical, spy and women’s fiction. Hear a review of “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn
December 19, 2018
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books have been loved by children for generations. On this week’s All About Books, host Pat Leach reviews the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner for biography “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder” by Carolyn Fraser.
December 19, 2018
1940’s New York- the mob rules, war is coming, and a young woman becomes the first female deep sea diver in the Navy ship yards. “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan.