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January 15, 2020
All About Books offers two biographies- one on the best-known voices of the abolition movement, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom”, last year’s Pulitzer Prize winner in history by David Blight. And one of the least well-known founders of the country, the pioneering physician and thinker, Dr.... more››
January 8, 2020
As a young girl, Hope Jahren grew up in her father’s science lab. In her memoir, Jahren shares her life as a geobiologist studying trees, flowers and soil. On this week’s “All About Books” we’ll look at “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren, a celebration of a scientists life of curiosity and passion.
December 30, 2019
Three short reviews of three short novels. This week’s “All About Books” looks at “The Need” by Helen Phillips, “The Man Who Saw Everything” by Debra Levy, which prompted host Pat Leach to pick up Levy’s memoir, “The Cost of Living.”
December 23, 2019
How long does it take to know a place well enough to write about it? It’s a question that came up when “All About Books” host Pat Leach spoke with UNL’s Chancellor Professor of English Kwame Dawes. He joined her in the studio to discuss his new collection of poetry called, “Nebraska”
December 18, 2019
In the remote northeastern edge of Russia two young sisters go missing. The police investigation turns up nothing and the tight community deals with fear and loss. “Disappearing Earth: a Novel” by Julia Phillips is reviewed on this week’s “All About Books”
December 11, 2019
The Nebraska Sand Hills are a unique environment unlike any other. Nebraska author Brian L. Jones wanted to preserve the voices and history of this region's people. “All About Books” host Pat Leach talked with Jones about his book, “North of the Platte, South of the Niobrara.”
December 4, 2019
If you have holiday gifts to find, this week’s All About Books can help. Vicki Wood of Lincoln City Libraries joins host Pat Leach for the annual Holiday Gift Guide for books. There will be book suggestions for young readers and families on up.
November 20, 2019
As a child growing up in Somalia, Abdi Nor Iftin fell in love with America and learned English through our music and movies. On this week’s “All About Books” a review of Iftin’s remarkable story of surviving the violence and poverty of Somalia and his successful immigration to the US in 2014. “Call... more››
November 13, 2019
There’s a lot to learn about the environment and people of our part of the Midwest. A series of books tackles this subject called, “Discover the Great Plains” “This week on All About Books host Pat Leach talks to UNL professors Larkin Powell and Richards Edwards about the series and Larkin’s book “... more››
November 6, 2019
Jean McConville was dragged from her home in front of her 10 children by masked men never to be seen again. This was Belfast 1972. This week on “All About Books” a review of, “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” by Patrick Keefe.