Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin, a writer's report of her year-long experiment in seeking to make her life more satisfying. Also, Charles Stephen reviews a new writer bringing the late Robert Parker's private eye Spenser back to life in the recently... more››
All About Books On Demand
July 19, 2012
July 12, 2012
Charles Stephen reflects on the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, Barbara Tuchman, on the 50th Anniversary of her best-selling work, "The Guns of August" a book that brought alive in powerful prose, the end of an era with the first World War.
July 5, 2012
This week, Charles examines "The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy and King" by Walter R Borneman, a look at the men who ran the U S Navy during the Second World War. Also reviewed, "Saul Bellow: Letters" a wide selection of letters from one of America's top novelists.
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.