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A weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach. Updated Thursdays.
||CleanAll About Books: "Under the Harrow" by Flynn Berry||A suspense novel that explores the intense relationship between two sisters, the distortions of grief and the past- "Under the Harrow" by Flynn Berry.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Light of the World" by Elizabeth Alexander||Elizabeth Alexander is a poet and professor at Yale, her husband and father of their two children, died suddenly at home in 2012. "Light of the World" is her memoir of their short life together. It is by turns sorrowful, joyful and deeply personal.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout||"My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout. While a middle-aged woman is recovering from illness, she and her mother share conversations of longing and missed connections between them.||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Maud's Line" by Margaret Verble||Pulitzer Prize finalist, “Maud’s Line” by Margaret Verble is the story of a young woman growing up in eastern Oklahoma in 1928 loves books but has few prospects for a better life.||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "A Kosher Christmas" by Joshua Eli Plaut||Rabbi Craig Lewis of Lincoln's South Street Temple reviews, "A Kosher Christmas" by Joshua Eli Plaut which looks at the history of how American Jews have interacted with Christmas holiday traditions.||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Keith County Journal" by John Janovy||One of the titles in the "Nebraska 150" list of noteworthy books about Nebraska is, “Keith County Journal” by UNL biologist John Janovy. Pat Leach talks to Janovy about the unlikely origins of the book 38 years ago and its longevity as a popular natur||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: Holiday gift suggestions from Vicky Wood||Suggestions for holiday gift giving to readers. Vicky Wood of Lincoln City Libraries has ideas for books to suit all ages on your shopping list.||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: Interview with co author Matt Jockers on "The Best Seller Code"||Do best-selling novels have certain characteristics in common? UNL English Professor Matt Jockers has co-authored a book that attempts to answer this question. Host Pat Leach talked with him about the computer analysis he did for “The Best Seller Code.||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "M Train" by Patti Smith||A new collection of essays from writer, artist and legendary rocker Patti Smith, "M Train."||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Warrior of the People" by Joe Starita||Pat Leach welcomes UNL Professor of Journalism Joe Starita to talk about “Warrior of the People” his new biography of the first Native American physician, Susan La Flesche.||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Bread: A Memoir of Hunger" by Lisa Knopp||Pat Leach talks with UNO Professor of English, Lisa Knopp about her new book, "Bread: A Memoir of Hunger." In it she explores why she struggled with an eating disorder both as a young woman and again in middle age.||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Revenge in a Cold River" by Anne Perry||Guest reviewer Guest reviewer Marlene Cupp looks at Anne Perry’s latest novel “Revenge in a Cold River” featuring her Victorian-era detective, William Monk .||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Reviews for the Practical Reader
Otis and Charles are a delight! They offer a variety of books for our consideration, and 9 times out of 10 it is something I am interested to read. They aren't looking to offer deep analyzation of the books--it's a quick and easy review of books that are generally easy and entertaining reads. This is a must-have podcast for all book lovers!
A great show!
A great show about books. The hosts do an excellent job of describing the books and laying out what was good and bad in a brief review. I'm am enjoying going through all of the older podcasts.
A great loss
I am so sorry to hear about Otis Young's death. I feel like I know you both after listening to you for a couple of years. Your podcast has given me many wonderful books to read. I am sure that you and Otis' family have a heavy heart at this time. Know that he enriched lives with his book discussions.
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