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February 24, 2021
The University of Nebraska Press has just published South Dakota writer, Steven Wingate’s new novel, “The Leave-Takers.” On this week’s “All About Books”, host Pat Leach talks with Wingate about the book and his patient style of writing.
February 17, 2021
Anotonia Vega is a professor of English and an immigrant, she confronts the loss of her husband in the novel, “Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez. The story follows Vega as she continues to seek inspiration from literature to guide her though new challenges.
February 10, 2021
A technology expert who enjoys a dependably quiet routine is upended by a suddenly homeless girlfriend and a teenage boy claiming to be his son. It's all in, "Redhead by the Side of the Road: a Novel" by Anne Tyler.
February 3, 2021
A mixed-race woman born into slavery on a Jamaican plantation ends up in London at the center of a murder case. “The Confessions of Frannie Langton” by Sara Collins is a mystery written with careful attention to the history of the novel's setting..
January 27, 2021
“Minor Feelings” is a collection of essays described as honest, funny, and provocative. A look at poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong's cultural observations involving everything from racial identity to art and family.
January 20, 2021
In the summer of 1959, three young performers come together for a variety show in sea side town of Brighton England. “All About Books” reviews the short novel “Here We Are” by Graham Swift, which delves into the love, family and memory of all the characters.
January 13, 2021
Two women of the Paris Avant Garde art world were living on the British Channel Island of Jersey when the Nazis invaded. A new book tells how these artists resisted the occupation and imprisonment in their own unique way. “Paper Bullets” by Jeffrey Jackson
January 6, 2021
In the early 1990’s, an average Indiana family had their identities stolen, crippling the couple and their young daughter’s life. That young girl became a professor and expert on identity theft, eventually discovering the culprit. "All About Books" reviews this true-crime story, “The Less You Know... more››
December 30, 2020
Based on the life of best-selling author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather, her new novel is “The Nightwatchman.” It tells how a Chippewa man and his family fought the government’s attempt to dissolve their rights and lands in 1950’s rural North Dakota.
December 16, 2020
Pulitzer Price winning poet, Natasha Trethewey has written a memoir about the murder of her mother by her stepfather. On this week’s All About Books” host Pat Leach is joined by UNL Assistant Professor of English, Hope Wabuke to discuss this powerful book, “Memorial Drive”