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January 31, 2018
Comic book super heroes are forever fighting against colorful bad guys, but a new title from the University of Nebraska Press introduces a very real super-villain. An informational comic about the dangers of measles called "Carnival of Contagion" was illustrated and co-written by Nebraska artist... more››
January 23, 2018
When writer Sherman Alexie’s mother died, he wrote down his memories of growing up poor on an Indian reservation raised by alcoholic parents. His memoir, “You Don't Have to Say You Love Me” is a raw, funny and tender portrait of his complicated mother.
January 17, 2018
Everyone at some time finds themselves embarrassed by being late to the movie or book others are talking about. All About Books host Pat Leach admits to only recently reading Nebraska writer Ted Kooser’s “Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps.” Ted Kooser himself joins Pat to talk about the... more››
January 9, 2018
In the 1920’s Osage Indians in Oklahoma became rich from oil found on their lands. A string of murders of the newly wealthy Osage brought in the newly founded FBI looking for their first high profile success. A new book reveals this little known corner of American History on this week’s All About... more››
January 2, 2018
Will 2018 be the year you finally get that book club started? On this week’s “All About Books” Pat Leach welcomes Lisa Kelly of the Nebraska Library Commission who is an expert in the care and feeding of book groups. She’ll talk about everything from club goals, choosing members, books and even... more››
December 20, 2017
They came from completely different worlds, but formed an unexpected friendship- first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and the young black writer, lawyer and social justice crusader Pauli Murray. All About Books host Pat Leach reviews a biography of a pioneer in civil rights and gender struggles. “The... more››
December 19, 2017
If you didn’t know the works of Jane Ausein are not only wonderful novels, but funny too… you had a bad classroom experience. All About Books host Pat Leach welcomes Jane Austen scholar, Professor Juliette Wells, who talks about why Austin’s works are still popular today and the new annotated... more››
December 12, 2017
Eleanor Flood was going to do better. She was going to get her mind, body and actions moving in a positive direction starting today. What follows is a darkly comic novel from author Maria Semple, “Today Will Be Different.”
December 5, 2017
It’s an "All About Books" December tradition this week- the holiday gift guide to books. Vicki Woods from Lincoln City Libraries is the guest with suggestions for books suitable for all age groups and interests. She introduces a handful of books great for young readers and their families.
November 28, 2017
A novel of identity set in Boston during the early days of artificial intelligence. Raised by a single father- an eccentric computer scientist, Ada Sibelius is taken in by a lab assistant when her father loses his mind to disease. Throughout her life, Ada searches for clues to her father’s... more››

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