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June 26, 2019
Advances in technology have changed scientists understanding of how life forms evolve. The simple tree and branch analogy of evolution has become tangled. This week’s “All About Books” program reviews a well-written book on this complicated topic. “The Tangled Tree: a Radical New History of Life”... more››
June 19, 2019
In the 1950’s, a federal relocation project introduced Native Americans into Oakland California. A new novel, “There, There” by Tommy Orange, follows these urban, modern people. This week’s All About Books welcomes guest reviewer Shirley Sneve Executive Director of Vision Maker Media, for a look at... more››
June 12, 2019
The community reading event “One Book – One Lincoln” has announced the three finalists to vote on. NET Radio’s “All About Books” invited David Smith, who serves on the “One Book - One Lincoln” selection committee to talk about two of the books: The Great Believers” and “The Far Away Brothers” The... more››
June 5, 2019
25 years ago, Nebraska author Mary Pipher’s book “Reviving Ophelia” started a world-wide conversation about girls and their challenges. From conversations with today’s young women, an updated version of the book has been written by Mary Pipher and Sara Pipher Gilliam. "All About Books" host Pat... more››
June 5, 2019
Mary and Sara Pipher give their assessment of the challenges for girl's and their families going forward, and their hopes for the future.
May 29, 2019
He’s an award-winning author who also teaches literature and creative writing at UNL. This week’s “All About Books” features an interview with Chigozie Obioma who talks about his new novel, “An Orchestra of Minorities.”
May 22, 2019
Eloquent and painfully honest- a very personal story of a man who grew up in the deep South, became a professor, and dealt with complex issues involving race, abuse and food. “Heavy: An American Memoir” by Kiese Laymon
May 15, 2019
For a while, the small town of Royal Nebraska had a tourist attraction that helped the local economy. The road side zoo started with hopes of being a primate research center, but that dream turned out differently. On this week’s “All About Books”, an interview with the author, Nebraska-native,... more››
May 8, 2019
Two books explore race and justice in America- one a novel and the other a work of non-fiction. “Beneath a Ruthless Sun” depicts actual events in 1950’s Florida and “An American Marriage” is set in the contemporary South.
May 1, 2019
It’s a coming-of-age story of a young man whose mother lied about who his father was. Set in Colorado and Nebraska in 1980, “Of Fathers and Fire” is the latest novel from the University of Nebraska Press “Flyover Fiction” series. Hear an interview with the author Steven Wingate.