"Letters About Literature" is a nation-wide contest open to school-aged writers who compose a letter to any author whose work is important to them. Pat Leach welcomes Ashely Xiques, one of the 2015 Nebraska winners, who will share the winning work and her personal story behind it.
All About Books On Demand
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September 22, 2015
September 15, 2015
An exploration of "Yours, Willa Cather", a free ebook developed from the upcoming NET Television documentary about the collected letters of the Nebraska author. Erin Willis, Curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at Bennet Martin Library, explains how the ebook helps modern readers with... more››
August 12, 2015
Pat Leach talks with Pete Allman author of several books dealing with life lessons with a focus on uniting the human and spiritual natures of people.
August 5, 2015
Guest host Pat Leach looks at "Orfeo: A Novel" by Richard Powers--A retired academic goes on the run when his home laboratory is dismantled by Homeland Security, giving him time to recall his life as a husband, father, and avant garde musical composer.
July 28, 2015
"No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and U.S. Surveillance State" by Glenn Greenwald--a journalist's exploration of the complicated process of Snowden's sharing NSA documents with the public, and reflections on the impact of those revelations.
July 22, 2015
Guest host Pat Leach talks with Brian Ardinger, who educates and advises start-up companies in Lincoln Nebraska. They'll discuss two books helpful for both new entrepreneurs and experienced business owners.
July 15, 2015
Guest host Pat Leach reviews "Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story" by Rick Bragg--a biography relying on Jerry Lee Lewis' own voice to tell the story of his amazing rock and roll career.
June 24, 2015
"Target Tokyo" a lengthy but fascinating look at the raid on Tokyo that tried to avenge the attack on Pearl Harbor. Also reviewed, "Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers and Swells" an anthology of essays and poems from the early years of Vanity Fair magazine.
June 17, 2015
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at "Missoula" by Jon Krakauer. An unflinching look at rape on college campuses. Also reviewed, "Explore the Cosmos Like Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
June 10, 2015
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at "Princes at War" the political and family drama of the British royalty around the time of the second world war.