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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.
December 21, 2016
Pulitzer Prize finalist, “Maud’s Line” by Margaret Verble is the story of a young woman growing up in eastern Oklahoma in 1928 loves books but has few prospects for a better life.
December 14, 2016
One of the titles in the "Nebraska 150" list of noteworthy books about Nebraska is, “Keith County Journal” by UNL biologist John Janovy. Pat Leach talks to Janovy about the unlikely origins of the book 38 years ago and its longevity as a popular nature title.
December 6, 2016
Suggestions for holiday gift giving to readers. Vicky Wood of Lincoln City Libraries has ideas for books to suit all ages on your shopping list.
November 30, 2016
Do best-selling novels have certain characteristics in common? UNL English Professor Matt Jockers has co-authored a book that attempts to answer this question. Host Pat Leach talked with him about the computer analysis he did for “The Best Seller Code.”
November 16, 2016
A new collection of essays from writer, artist and legendary rocker Patti Smith, "M Train."
November 8, 2016
Pat Leach welcomes UNL Professor of Journalism Joe Starita to talk about “Warrior of the People” his new biography of the first Native American physician, Susan La Flesche.
November 1, 2016
Pat Leach talks with UNO Professor of English, Lisa Knopp about her new book, "Bread: A Memoir of Hunger." In it she explores why she struggled with an eating disorder both as a young woman and again in middle age.