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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: “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)


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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)


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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)


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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)


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All About Books: “LaRose” by Louise Erdrich.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Guest reviewer Shirley Sneve looks at “LaRose” by Louise Erdrich. It’s a contemporary story of two Native American families who experience a tragic accident. They seek justice through a profound act of atonement that comes from their ancient native culture.(image)


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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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