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March 25, 2020
Amber is a third generation Jehovah’s Witness moves to China with her husband to secretly spread their religion. But living outside her closed community for the first time, she experiences different perspectives leading to a new life for herself. On NET Radio’s “All About Books” a review of “... more››
March 18, 2020
A rural Alabama preacher was accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money. His attorney helped him escape justice until the reverend was murdered at a funeral. In the audience of the vigilante’s trial was Harper Lee who had in mind a book about all this. “Furious Hours:... more››
March 11, 2020
Between the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Movement, is 100 years of less well-known history. On this week’s “All About Books”, “Stony the Road” by Henry Louis Gates Jr. An account of African American’s struggle for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter revolution... more››
March 4, 2020
An American missionary and ROTC cadet disappears in Pakistan only to resurface unexpectedly in a video. The FBI arrive in Omaha to talk with his sister to learn about this family and their history. Omaha-based author Theodore Wheeler is the guest on “All About Books” to talk about his new novel “In... more››
February 26, 2020
It’s new take on the Cold War spy novel. Marie is a brilliant intelligence officer in the FBI, and a young African American woman. When her career stalls in the old boys club, a new adventure opens up. “American Spy” by Lauren Wilkinson is reviewed on this week’s All About Books
February 19, 2020
Women have had the right to vote since the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. But that victory was hard won on the battlefield of Tennessee Legislature in the heat of August. On this week’s “All About Books” guest reviewer Lynn Roper introduces, “The Women’s Hour: the Great Fight to Win... more››
January 29, 2020
What exactly does the Nebraska state poet do? Find out on this week’s “All About Books” when our guest is state poet Matt Mason. He shares his far-traveling mission for the job and explains Slam Poetry and its popularity with younger audiences.
January 27, 2020
A group of Mennonite women gather in secret to discuss what’s been happening to them. They’d been led to believe the attacks they suffer at night were punishment by demons, while it was really men from their own colony who had drugged and raped them. Based on real events, “Women Talking” by Miriam... more››
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.