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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: “ Six Four: A Novel” by Hideo Yokoyama

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -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

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

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

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 06:00:00 +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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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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