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June 28, 2012
This week, Charles looks into "They Eat Puppies, Don't They" by Chistopher Buckley, a novel of political satire dealing with corrupt lobbying, the Dalai Lama and China. Also reviewed, a book of Stanley Plumly poetry called, "Orphan Hours."
June 21, 2012
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at Anne Sebba's biography, "That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor", a look at the controversial life of the woman for whom a king willingly gave up his crown. Also reviewed, "Beastly Things" by Donna Leon, the latest in the popular series of... more››
June 14, 2012
"Smilla's Sense of Snow" by Peter Hoeg. A 20th Anniversary edition of the popular Danish suspense novel, partly set in the cold world of Greenland. Also reviewed, "Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure".
June 7, 2012
This week, guest moderator Jerry Johnston talks with UNL Professor Timothy Shaffert about this week's Nebraska Summer Writers Conference. The annual event brings in nationally recognized writers and poets for workshops to assist local writers with their work.
May 31, 2012
This week, Charles Stephen discusses "The Arab Uprising" by Marc Lynch. A perceptive look at the many unfinished revolutions of the new Middle East.
May 24, 2012
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at a new Stephen King novel, "11/22/63", about a teacher in Maine who is able to travel back in time to Dallas in 1963 to stop Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of President Kennedy. Also reviewed, Ted Kooser's children's book, "House Held Up by Trees".
May 17, 2012
"The Swerve: How the World Became Modern" by Stephen Greenblatt. The winner of this years Pulitzer Price for General Nonfiction. A book of history and philosophy which traces the discovery and subsequent influence of an ancient poem, "On the Nature of Things" by Lucretius.
May 10, 2012
Charles welcomes guest reviewer, Don Hanway, who looks at "Much Ado About Loving" which offers guidelines to romantic happiness derived from classic novels. Also reviewed, a short, well-written love story of sorts, set in rural England after the second World War entitled, "Coral Glynn".
May 3, 2012
Guest reviewer Pat Leach looks at "The Cat's Table" by Michael Ondaatje, the story of a young boy's life–changing ocean voyage. Then, Charles discusses "50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True" by Guy Harrison, a primer for the skeptical mind.
April 26, 2012
"Dorchester Terrace" by Anne Perry. Charles Stephen looks at a late Victorian mystery dealing with European intrigue and treason.