Subscribe: All About Books | NET Radio
Preview: All About Books | NET Radio

All About Books | NET Radio

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

Copyright: Copyright Nebraska Educational Telecommunications

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)

Media Files:

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)

Media Files:

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)

Media Files:

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)

Media Files:

All About Books: "Missile Paradise", by Ron Tanner

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Host Pat Leach introduces a character-driven story set in what seems like a dream location. "Missile Paradise", by Ron Tanner is a heartbreaking and satirical novel about the clash of cultures between the Americans living in the Marshall Islands trying to realize their dreams, and the native people.(image)

Media Files:

All About Books: "University of Nebraska- Lincoln" by Kay Logan-Peters

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0500

You may have seen a few old photos of UNL campus, student activities, celebrations and protests. But a new illustrated history of the university by Professor of Libraries Kay Logan-Peters, includes many pictures of UNL that have rarely been seen before. Pat Leach is joined by the author on this week...(image)

Media Files:

All About Books: "Valiant Ambition:" by Nathaniel Philbrick.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0500

The story of George Washington and Benedict Arnold was a more complex one than we learned in primary school. A new book offers a detailed portrait of two men in a time of crisis. "Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution" by Nathaniel Philbrick.(image)

Media Files:

All About Books: “The Broken Ladder” by Keith Payne

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Questions of inequality, poverty and the impact on the health of society are examined in a new book “The Broken Ladder” by Keith Payne. Hear a review by UNL Economics Professor Wes Peterson on the next “All About Books”(image)

Media Files:

All About Books: “Ill Will” by Dan Chaon.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Guest reviewer Chris Sommerich looks at “Ill Will” by Dan Chaon. An intimate literary suspense thriller about the failures of memory and the perils of self-deception.(image)

Media Files:

All About Books: “Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams” by Louisa Thomas

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Historian and journalist Louisa Thomas has written a biography of Louisa Adams, a remarkable woman whose complicated marriage to John Quincy Adams took her around the world at pivotal time in history. “Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams”(image)

Media Files:

All About Books: Guest Theodore Wheeler talks about his new novel

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Omaha writer Theodore Wheeler joins Pat Leach to talk about his recently published novel, “King of Broken Things”, it takes place during the 1919 Omaha race riots(image)

Media Files:

All About Books: “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0500

“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Harvard sociologist and MacArthur Grant recipient, Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to find and keep housing.(image)

Media Files: