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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: An interview with Ted Kooser about his 2002 book "Local Wonders"

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:00:00 +0000

Everyone at some time finds themselves embarrassed by being late to the movie or book others are talking about. All About Books host Pat Leach admits to only recently reading Nebraska writer Ted Kooser’s “Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps.” Ted Kooser himself joins Pat to talk about the bo...(image)

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All About Books: “Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 06:00:00 +0000

In the 1920’s Osage Indians in Oklahoma became rich from oil found on their lands. A string of murders of the newly wealthy Osage brought in the newly founded FBI looking for their first high profile success. A new book reveals this little known corner of American History on this week’s All About Bo...(image)

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All About Books: How to Start a Book Club

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 06:00:00 +0000

Will 2018 be the year you finally get that book club started? On this week’s “All About Books” Pat Leach welcomes Lisa Kelly of the Nebraska Library Commission who is an expert in the care and feeding of book groups. She’ll talk about everything from club goals, choosing members, books and even furn...(image)

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All About Books: “The Firebrand and the First Lady” by Patricia Bell-Scott.

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:57:00 +0000

They came from completely different worlds, but formed an unexpected friendship- first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and the young black writer, lawyer and social justice crusader Pauli Murray. All About Books host Pat Leach reviews a biography of a pioneer in civil rights and gender struggles. “The Firebr...(image)

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All About Books: "Persuasion" by Jane Austen

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:48:00 +0000

If you didn’t know the works of Jane Ausein are not only wonderful novels, but funny too… you had a bad classroom experience. All About Books host Pat Leach welcomes Jane Austen scholar, Professor Juliette Wells, who talks about why Austin’s works are still popular today and the new annotated editio...(image)

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All About Books: “Today Will Be Different” by Maria Semple,

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Eleanor Flood was going to do better. She was going to get her mind, body and actions moving in a positive direction starting today. What follows is a darkly comic novel from author Maria Semple, “Today Will Be Different.”(image)

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All About Books: The Annual Holiday Gift Guide to Books with Vicki Woods

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 06:00:00 +0000

It’s an "All About Books" December tradition this week- the holiday gift guide to books. Vicki Woods from Lincoln City Libraries is the guest with suggestions for books suitable for all age groups and interests. She introduces a handful of books great for young readers and their families.(image)

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All About Books: "The Unseen World" by Liz Moore.

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +0000

A novel of identity set in Boston during the early days of artificial intelligence. Raised by a single father- an eccentric computer scientist, Ada Sibelius is taken in by a lab assistant when her father loses his mind to disease. Throughout her life, Ada searches for clues to her father’s mysteriou...(image)

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All About Books: "Christodora" by Tim Murphy

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:54:00 +0000

A diverse set of characters become intertwined in an iconic building in New York's East Village; a neighborhood that's evolved through the AIDS crisis, drugs and gentrification. "Christodora" by Tim Murphy.(image)

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All About Books: "Glory Days" by Melissa Fraterrigo

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +0000

A new novel describes a small Nebraska town populated by down-on-their-luck ranchers and new money. “Glory Days” is a stark portrait of the painful transition of rural communities moving into the new century. Host Pat Leach talks with the author.(image)

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All About Books: “Blood at the Root" by Patrick Phillips

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

“Blood at the Root: a Racial Cleansing in America” By Patrick Phillips. A history of Forsyth County Georgia where in 1912, 3 black men were accused of the rape and murder of a white girl. What followed were lynchings, executions and violence that forced over a thousand black citizens to leave, and w...(image)

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All About Books: Horror Literature with Prof. Emeritus at UNL, Robert Stock

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Late October is the perfect time to reach for a spooky story. To help you find a book to chill, All About Books has invited Professor Emeritus of English at UNL, Robert Stock as a guide to Gothic, weird and scary stories.(image)

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