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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››
September 18, 2019
A new children’s book introduces the story of a less well-known reindeer. “Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever” by Matt Tavares. Dylan Teut Director of the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival introduces it on this week’s “All About Books”
September 11, 2019
Washington Black begins life as a slave on a sugar plantation in the Caribbean, but in the course of the novel, he travels the world as the talented assistant to a British naturalist. It’s a story exploring what personal freedom means on a journey exploring the natural world. Hear a review of the... more››
September 4, 2019
The historic Nebraska floods have taken an emotional toll on the state- including children. A new program from UNL called “Read for Resilience” puts free books and support materials in the hands of parents and caregivers to help Nebraska children deal with stress and fear. Hear an interview with... more››
August 28, 2019
Newsrooms were not always welcoming places for women to practice journalism. Journalist and professor Kristin Gilger has co-written a new book documenting this long struggle in often hostile work environments right up to today’s digital newsrooms. Hear an interview with the author of, “There's No... more››