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June 20, 2018
A small town has big dreams that the success of their amateur hockey team will revitalize the local economy. What the community is willing to do to make their sports dreams come true, tears families and the town apart. “Beartown” by Fredrick Backman is one of the finalists for this year's, "One... more››
June 13, 2018
A failed novelist about to turn 50 runs away from a wedding invitation from a former boyfriend in a hilarious journey of escape and discovery. Winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Literature, “Less” by Andrew Sean Greer.
June 6, 2018
Inspired by the events of an actual textile-mill strike in 1929, a new novel tells the story of an ordinary Appalachian woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a North Carolina textile mill. “The Last Ballad” by Wiley Cash.
May 30, 2018
Separated from her parents as a young girl, Channy Laux survived starvation and brutality during the Cambodian genocide of the 1970’s. She joined “All About Books” host Pat Leach in the studio to talk about “Short Hair Detention”, her memoir of survival and coming to Lincoln Nebraska as a teenager
May 23, 2018
A new PBS series is asking the country, “What’s your favorite novel?" “The Great American Read” starts this week on NET. “All About Books” host, Pat Leach talks with Bill Gardner, Vice President of Programming at PBS, about the “Great American Read” series and how book fans can participate.
May 16, 2018
An American living in England is in the perfect spot to note the differences between British and American English. When that American is a professor of linguistics... a book on the topic is sure to follow. "All About Books" welcomes Lynne Murphy to talk about her new book, “The Prodigal Tongue: The... more››
May 10, 2018
A beautifully illustrated and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam. “The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir” by Thi Bui is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past.
May 2, 2018
Ashland Nebraska native and former astronaut, Clayton Anderson has written a book for children, “A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet.” He’s the guest on All About Books this week sharing how he came to write a kid’s book, working with an illustrator, and his famous writing coach.... more››
April 25, 2018
From Mark Bowden author of the best seller Black Hawk Down, His new book, "Hue 1968" looks at the central battle of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam.
April 18, 2018
This year’s “One Book, One Nebraska” title has been chosen. It’s an anthology of Nebraska poetry, called, “Nebraska Presence.” All About Books talked to the collection’s editors, Greg Kosmicki and Mary K. Stillwell.