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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 2018 "One Book, One Nebraska" selection.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:00:00 -0500

This year’s “One Book, One Nebraska” title has been chosen. It’s an anthology of Nebraska poetry, called, “Nebraska Presence.” All About Books talked to the collection’s editors, Greg Kosmicki and Mary K. Stillwell.(image)

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All About Books: “Days Without End” by Sebastian Barry

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:00:00 -0500

Two teen-aged boys fleeing Ireland’s Great Famine enlist in the U.S. Army, fighting in the Indian Wars and the Civil War. “Days Without End” by Sebastian Barry. A novel of survival and makeshift families during fateful years of America’s history.(image)

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All About Books: American Quilts in the Industrial Age, 1760–1870

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:00:00 -0500

A photo-rich book of an everyday item that helps tell the story of America. "All About Books" welcomes UNL Professor Patricia Crews, co-editor of “American Quilts in the Industrial Age” published by the University of Nebraska Press(image)

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All About Books: “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:17:00 -0500

“Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee is the epic saga of a Korean family told over four generations beginning with the Japanese occupation. The characters strive against traditions and prejudice- all the while seeking to belong somewhere(image)

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All About Books: “ Six Four: A Novel” by Hideo Yokoyama.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:30:00 -0500

It’s a best-selling crime novel in Japan and around the world. Rich with cultural details, it follows a police department re-investigating the kidnapping of a young girl that stumped them 14 years earlier. “ Six Four: A Novel” by Hideo Yokoyama.(image)

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All About Books: An interview with Book Advisory expert Becky Spratford

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:03:00 -0500

If you really like one book and want to read more, just ask a librarian. “All About Books” welcomes an expert in the field of helping readers find more great books. Becky Spratford teaches other librarians the art of suggesting books. She also shares a new novel, “In the Valley of the Sun” it’s a ly...(image)

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All About Books: “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:11:00 +0000

The suicide of a young Irish immigrant begins the events of this novel which follows the nuns and families of a Brooklyn neighborhood whose lives are intertwined through generations. “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott(image)

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All About Books: Books worth re reading- "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0000

Books worth reading again and again is the topic of this week’s “All About Books.” Host Pat Leach is joined by avid reader Marla Styles who shares why she keeps coming back to Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple”(image)

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All About Books: “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0000

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward is a 21st century road novel, with parents, grandparents and children struggling with problems central to the American experience, from racism to the opioid crisis.(image)

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All About Books: "The Undoing Project" by Michael Lewis

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0000

40 years ago, two Israeli psychologists pioneered the field of behavioral economics. Their collaboration led to revolutions in medicine and Big Data. Author, Michael Lewis of “Money ball” and “The Big Short” tells the story of their friendship and work together. "The Undoing Project: A Friendship Th...(image)

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All About Books: “Robicheaux: a Novel" by James Lee Burke

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0000

It’s a detective series with a difference. 2-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke writes complex, realistic characters brought to life with beautiful prose. His latest is “Robicheaux: a Novel.(image)

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All About Books: "Carnival of Contagion" illustrated and co-written by Bob Hall

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:00:00 +0000

Comic book super heroes are forever fighting against colorful bad guys, but a new title from the University of Nebraska Press introduces a very real super-villain. An informational comic about the dangers of measles called "Carnival of Contagion" was illustrated and co-written by Nebraska artist Bob...(image)

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