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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: “The Nix” by Nathan Hill

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0500

“The Nix” by Nathan Hill. A stalled writer receives a commission to write a tell-all biography of his own mother who abandoned him as a child and has come into the national spotlight for attacking a politician. As he begins research, he relearns his mother’s and his own life.(image)


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All About Books: “The Genius of Birds” by Jennifer Ackerman

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0500

“The Genius of Birds” by Jennifer Ackerman. Guest reviewer Suzanne Wise offers a book that explores the astonishing and manifold intelligence of birds- spanning memory, technical and even social intelligence.(image)


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All About Books: "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue.

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0500

"Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue. A novel about an African couple who immigrate to New York City to begin their struggle towards the American dream just as Wall Street collapses and the great recession begins.(image)


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All About Books: Two new books on pop music.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0500

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(image)


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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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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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