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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.
October 29, 2019
The end of October is a great time to pick up a scary book, so on this week’s All About Books, host Pat Leach welcomes UNL lecturer Mike Page for his horror story suggestions. Classic and modern novels will be dug up for examination.
October 23, 2019
It’s a problem so big and complicated it’s easy to become lost. The opioid crisis touches every US community rich and poor, where big Pharma marketing meets the local doctor’s office. NET Radio’s “All About Books” reviews journalist Beth Macy’s detailed look at the disaster, “Dopesick: Dealers,... more››
October 16, 2019
A hundred years in the future, global flooding transformed the world into suriving outposts on mountain tops. That’s the dark future told in a new novel by Omaha writer Kassandra Montag “After the Flood” is the story of a mother sailing into the far North in search of her missing daughter.
October 9, 2019
This year’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction went to “The Overstory” by Richard Powers. A sweeping, impassioned novel about a handful of people who see the interconnected world of trees and the unfolding disaster of our environment
October 2, 2019
On this week’s All About Books, host Pat Leach talks with Jennine Capó Crucet Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at UNL. She’s released a collection of essays exploring American culture and identity from her perspective as a Miami-born, Cuban-American, “My Time Among the Whites.”
September 25, 2019
Best-selling Nebraska author Tosca Lee has written a sequel to her thriller, “A Line Between.” Her latest novel is set in Western Nebraska where survivors of a global pandemic emerge from an abandoned missile silo into a world they didn’t expect to find. Hear an interview with author Tosca Lee... more››