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A weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach. Updated Thursdays.
||CleanAll About Books: "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi||"Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi follows the fate of two sisters from Ghana and their progeny; one sold into slavery and the other who marries a British slave trader. Through 300 years of African and American history, the novel is a series of portraits of their f||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: An interview with Catherine Burns||Pat Leach talks with Catherine Burns, artistic director of the Moth about a new book collecting some of the best stories from their live shows, "All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown."||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "The Boys in the Bunkhouse" by Dan Barry||A decades-long tragedy in a small Iowa town that sounds like the plot of a Dickens novel, but was all too real. An interview with New York Times writer Dan Barry about his book, "The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland".||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly||“Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly. The story of a group of female, African-American mathematicians who helped launch American rockets and astronauts into space.||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "I Love You With All My Butt" by Marty Bruckner||Pat Leach talks with Omaha artist and illustrator Marty Bruckner about his book of children's creative comments, "I Love You With All My Butt."||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” by Iain Reid||Pat Leach reviews “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” by Iain Reid. A tightly written psychological thriller with an unusual narrative style and a harrowing surprise ending.||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: An interview with Dr. Ali Khan of UNMC||An interview with Dr. Ali Khan, Dean of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His book, “The Next Pandemic”, explains the daily battle against the world’s deadliest diseases.||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Nebraska Poetry: 1867-2017" by Daniel Simon||Pat Leach talks to Daniel Simon who has edited an anthology of Nebraska poetry 1867 to 2017||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: Pat Leach welcomes UNL Professor of English Kenneth Price||Pat Leach welcomes UNL Professor of English Kenneth Price who explains how the University of Nebraska’s Walt Whitman digital archives helped in a real-life detective story- the discovery of an unknown work by Whitman.||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “To the Bright Edge of the World” by Eowyn Ivey||Pat Leach reviews “To the Bright Edge of the World” by Eowyn Ivey. A novel of exploration in late 19th-century Alaska.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Black Elk Speaks" by John G. Neihardt||Pat Leach welcomes Amy Kucera, Executive Director of the John G. Neihardt Center, to talk about the "One Book, One Nebraska" selection for 2017- Neihardt's "Black Elk Speaks."||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Katharina and Martin Luther" by Michele DeRusha||Pat Leach welcomes Nebraska author Michele DeRusha to talk about her new book, "Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk.||3/6/2017||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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