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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: “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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All About Books: “You Don't Have to Say You Love Me” by Sherman Alexie.

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:00:00 +0000

When writer Sherman Alexie’s mother died, he wrote down his memories of growing up poor on an Indian reservation raised by alcoholic parents. His memoir, “You Don't Have to Say You Love Me” is a raw, funny and tender portrait of his complicated mother.(image)

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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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