UNL Professor Andy Jewell joins Pat Leach to discuss a "Nebraska 150 Book List" selection, Willa Cather's "My Antonia." Why this familiar novel is worth re-reading even if we encountered it long ago at school.
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July 20, 2016
"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Written as a collection of letters to his black, teenaged son, Coates writes a memoir of his life- from the tough neighborhoods of Baltimore, to the campus of Howard Univeristy.
July 13, 2016
Pat Leach welcomes Lincoln book store owner Cinnamon Dokken, who reviews, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory” by Caitlin Doughty. A behind-the-scenes look at funeral practices.
July 6, 2016
"This is the Life" by Alex Shearer. A novel of two estranged brothers who come together when one of them discovers he has a brain tumor, and the other emerges as his caretaker.
June 30, 2016
Pat Leach talks with Nebraska poet Marjorie Saiser about writing and her new book, "I Have Nothing to Say About Fire."
June 22, 2016
"Have You Ever Had a Family: A Novel" by Bill Clegg. The night before her daughter's wedding, a horrible tragedy strikes a woman. She tries to flee her grief by driving as far from her Connecticut home as possible.
June 15, 2016
Guest reviewer Richard Graham introduces Pat Leach to graphic novels and their history. He reviews "A Soldier's Heart", Carol Tyler's memoir of trying to get to know her World War 2 veteran father.
June 8, 2016
Guest reviewer Patty Beutler looks at "Bettyville: A Memoir" by George Hodgman. The New York Times bestseller about a middle-aged, gay man leaving New York to return to his Missouri hometown to care for his ageing mother.
June 1, 2016
This year's "One Book, One Lincoln" selection was announced. Pat Leach talks with Greg Walkin who is on the committee that selects the book, about their choice and how the decision process works.
May 24, 2016
Pat Leach talks with poet Karla Wendelin about her new book, "Class Pictures", a collection of poems written from the perspective of a student recognizing the uniqueness of her classmates.