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November 18, 2020
James Strang was of his time, but also very recognizable to ours. In the 1840’s he was a charismatic lawyer, politician, religious leader and confidence man. On this week’s All About Books, a spirited biography of a remarkable fraud. The King of Confidence” by Miles Harvey
November 11, 2020
Alex Award’s are given to adult fiction which may be of interest to teen readers. This week’s All About Books features two winners- “A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World” by C.A. Fletcher. A story of family, loyalty, and humanity in a ruined world. And “The Swallows” by Lisa Lutz. A New... more››
November 4, 2020
A woman with German and Irish parents learns from her Grandmother, Inge about her life as a young woman in Germany during the rise of the Nazis. It’s a story of regular people caught in the gears of history, inherited identity and trauma. "Inge's War: A German Woman's Story of Family, Secrets, and... more››
October 28, 2020
50 years ago this May, 4 Kent State students were killed and 9 wounded when National Guard troops opened fire during a Vietnam protest. A new illustrated book collected extensive interviews in researching the events leading up to the tragedy. “Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio” by Derf Backderf.
October 21, 2020
A British couple married for 32 years lose their home, their livelihood, and may have little time left together. Into their uncertain future they embark on a hiking journey of over 600 miles, along the South West coast of England. Their story is told in “The Salt Path” by Raynor Winn.
October 14, 2020
Two medal winners on this week’s “All About Books” Vicky Wood of Lincoln Public Libraries shares the Caldecott Medal winner, “Undefeated” by Kwame Alexander. A poem of love for the grit and passion of African American icons. And the Newbery Medal winner, “The New Kid” by Jerry Craft. A 7th grade... more››
October 7, 2020
A special children’s book is featured on this week on “All About Books.” Host Pat Leach welcomes Dylan Teut, of the Plum Creek Literary Festival who introduces, “All Because You Matter” written by Tami Charles, with Illustrations by Bryan Collier. It’s a picture book that assures black and brown... more››
September 30, 2020
How does a society that is anti-aging provide health care for the elderly? Not very well. Observations and ideas on how our medical system views and treats older people are the subject of the New York Times best seller, “Elderhood” by geriatrician and Professor of medicine Louise Aronson.
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.