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A weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach. Updated Thursdays.
||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 J. Neihardt||Pat Leach welcomes Amy Kucera, Executive Director of the John J. 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|
||CleanAll About Books: "In the Dark Room" by Susan Faludi||“In the Dark Room” by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Susan Faludi tells the story of her estranged father, a Hungarian Jew who survived the holocaust and transitioned to a woman late in life.||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "The Middle of Everywhere" by Mary Pipher||As part of the "Nebraska 150" list of notable books about Nebraska, Pat Leach welcomes author Mary Pipher to talk about her 2003 book, "The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community."||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "You Will Know Me" by Megan Abbott.||Guest reviewer Cindy Lange-Kubick looks at "You Will Know Me" by Megan Abbott. A novel about a family caught up in the competitive world of girl’s gymnastics.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeleine Thien||“Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeleine Thien. A novel that follows an extended Chinese family over two generations who lived through Mao’s Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead||Pat Leach welcomes guest reviewer, Scott Stansfield, Prof. of English at Wesleyan University. He looks at “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead, the National Book Award winning novel about an escaped slave’s desperate journey for freedom fr||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "If the Oceans Were Ink" by Carla Power||"If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran" by Carla Power.A Midwestern journalist enlists a long-time friend, a madrasa-trained sheikh, to spend a year helping her better understand the Koran. They confronted||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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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- Language: English
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