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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: “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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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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