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All About Books is a weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach. Updated Thursdays.Book reviews you can use!



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All About Books: "Good Friday on the Rez" by David Hugh Bunnell.

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0500

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.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/all_about_books/~5/iYIp81HtZDs/50003865.mp3




All About Books: “Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life” by Ruth Franklin

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0500

“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.(image)


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All About Books: “The Sport of Kings” by C. E. Morgan

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0500

“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.(image)


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All About Books: Guest Richard Graham introduces new graphic novels

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500

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.(image)


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All About Books: “Grief is the Thing with Feathers” by Max Porter

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500

“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.(image)


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All About Books: “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500

“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.(image)


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All About Books: A tribute to Charles Stephen

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500

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.(image)


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All About Books: “Moonglow” by Michael Chabon.

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

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.(image)


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All About Books: "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

"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.(image)


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All About Books: An interview with Catherine Burns

Wed, 17 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Pat Leach talks with Catherine Burns, artistic director of the Moth about a new book collecting some of the best stories from their live shows, "All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown."(image)


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All About Books: "The Boys in the Bunkhouse" by Dan Barry

Wed, 10 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

A decades-long tragedy in a small Iowa town that sounds like the plot of a Dickens novel, but was all too real. An interview with New York Times writer Dan Barry about his book, "The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland".(image)


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All About Books: “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly

Wed, 03 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

“Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly. The story of a group of female, African-American mathematicians who helped launch American rockets and astronauts into space.(image)


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/all_about_books/~5/i7M4VTAJqnQ/50003432.mp3