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July 25, 2017
UNL English Professor and musician, Stephen Buhler, reviews two books on popular music: “In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs” by Andrew Blauner and "Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop." by Jonathan Lethem
July 18, 2017
Guest reviewer Shirley Sneve looks at "Good Friday on the Rez" by David Hugh Bunnell. A story about the author's one-day round trip from his hometown of Alliance Nebraska, to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to visit his friend and blood brother.
July 11, 2017
“Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life” by Ruth Franklin. Known primarily as the author of "The Lottery," Jackson was a master of literary suspense and psychological horror. Her writing explored the cultural anxieties of postwar America.
July 5, 2017
“The Sport of Kings” by C. E. Morgan. A novel of an old and powerful Kentucky family whose wealth, their violence and ambitions are shadowed by the legacy of slavery.
June 27, 2017
Learn about the latest graphic novels published this year when UNL Assistant Professor Richard Graham joins Pat Leach to talk about the diversity of titles and where to find them.
June 20, 2017
“Grief is the Thing with Feathers” by Max Porter. A short novel about a scholar and his two young children who are left to pick up the pieces of their lives when his wife dies suddenly. They are visited by Crow- a strange thing that stays with them until their despair begins to heal.
June 13, 2017
“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. After the Russian Revolution, a wealthy Russian Count is under house arrest in a luxury hotel. Stripped of his wealth and power, the Count lives a full life in restricted circumstances.
June 7, 2017
Pat Leach will be joined by writer Mary Pipher and Nebraska State Poet Twyla Hansen for a program remembering the long-time host of All About Books, Charles Stephen.
May 30, 2017
David Smith, Chair of the “One Book, One Lincoln” selection committee, will talk about one of this year’s finalists, “Moonglow” by Michael Chabon. A novel that collects a torrent of stories from a taciturn World War II-era grandfather who in his final days reveals details of a remarkable life.
May 24, 2017
"Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi follows the fate of two sisters from Ghana and their progeny; one sold into slavery and the other who marries a British slave trader. Through 300 years of African and American history, the novel is a series of portraits of their families.