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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.
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.