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October 18, 2017
Host Pat Leach introduces a character-driven story set in what seems like a dream location. "Missile Paradise", by Ron Tanner is a heartbreaking and satirical novel about the clash of cultures between the Americans living in the Marshall Islands trying to realize their dreams, and the native people.
October 10, 2017
You may have seen a few old photos of UNL campus, student activities, celebrations and protests. But a new illustrated history of the university by Professor of Libraries Kay Logan-Peters, includes many pictures of UNL that have rarely been seen before. Pat Leach is joined by the author on this... more››
October 3, 2017
The story of George Washington and Benedict Arnold was a more complex one than we learned in primary school. A new book offers a detailed portrait of two men in a time of crisis. "Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution" by Nathaniel Philbrick.
September 27, 2017
Questions of inequality, poverty and the impact on the health of society are examined in a new book “The Broken Ladder” by Keith Payne. Hear a review by UNL Economics Professor Wes Peterson on the next “All About Books”
September 20, 2017
Guest reviewer Chris Sommerich looks at “Ill Will” by Dan Chaon. An intimate literary suspense thriller about the failures of memory and the perils of self-deception.
September 13, 2017
Historian and journalist Louisa Thomas has written a biography of Louisa Adams, a remarkable woman whose complicated marriage to John Quincy Adams took her around the world at pivotal time in history. “Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams”
September 5, 2017
Omaha writer Theodore Wheeler joins Pat Leach to talk about his recently published novel, “King of Broken Things”, it takes place during the 1919 Omaha race riots
August 29, 2017
“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Harvard sociologist and MacArthur Grant recipient, Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to find and keep housing.
August 22, 2017
Guest reviewer Shirley Sneve looks at “LaRose” by Louise Erdrich. It’s a contemporary story of two Native American families who experience a tragic accident. They seek justice through a profound act of atonement that comes from their ancient native culture.
August 15, 2017
“The Nix” by Nathan Hill. A stalled writer receives a commission to write a tell-all biography of his own mother who abandoned him as a child and has come into the national spotlight for attacking a politician. As he begins research, he relearns his mother’s and his own life.

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