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February 28, 2017
“In the Dark Room” by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Susan Faludi tells the story of her estranged father, a Hungarian Jew who survived the holocaust and transitioned to a woman late in life.
February 21, 2017
As part of the "Nebraska 150" list of notable books about Nebraska, Pat Leach welcomes author Mary Pipher to talk about her 2003 book, "The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community."
February 14, 2017
Guest reviewer Cindy Lange-Kubick looks at "You Will Know Me" by Megan Abbott. A novel about a family caught up in the competitive world of girl’s gymnastics.
February 7, 2017
“Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeleine Thien. A novel that follows an extended Chinese family over two generations who lived through Mao’s Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square.
January 31, 2017
Pat Leach welcomes guest reviewer, Scott Stansfield, Prof. of English at Wesleyan University. He looks at “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead, the National Book Award winning novel about an escaped slave’s desperate journey for freedom from the antebellum south
January 24, 2017
"If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran" by Carla Power.A Midwestern journalist enlists a long-time friend, a madrasa-trained sheikh, to spend a year helping her better understand the Koran. They confronted stereotypes and misconceptions resulting in... more››
January 18, 2017
A suspense novel that explores the intense relationship between two sisters, the distortions of grief and the past- "Under the Harrow" by Flynn Berry.
January 10, 2017
Elizabeth Alexander is a poet and professor at Yale, her husband and father of their two children, died suddenly at home in 2012. "Light of the World" is her memoir of their short life together. It is by turns sorrowful, joyful and deeply personal.
January 4, 2017
"My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout. While a middle-aged woman is recovering from illness, she and her mother share conversations of longing and missed connections between them.
December 21, 2016
Rabbi Craig Lewis of Lincoln's South Street Temple reviews, "A Kosher Christmas" by Joshua Eli Plaut which looks at the history of how American Jews have interacted with Christmas holiday traditions.

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