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A weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach. Updated Thursdays.
||CleanAll About Books: “The Nix” by Nathan Hill||“The Nix” by Nathan Hill. A stalled writer receives a commission to write a tell-all biography of his own mother who abandoned him as a child and has come into the national spotlight for attacking a politician. As he begins research, he relearns his m||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “The Genius of Birds” by Jennifer Ackerman||“The Genius of Birds” by Jennifer Ackerman. Guest reviewer Suzanne Wise offers a book that explores the astonishing and manifold intelligence of birds- spanning memory, technical and even social intelligence.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue.||"Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue. A novel about an African couple who immigrate to New York City to begin their struggle towards the American dream just as Wall Street collapses and the great recession begins.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: Two new books on pop music.||UNL English Professor and musician, Stephen Buhler, reviews two books on popular music: “In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs” by Andrew Blauner and "Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop." by Jonathan Lethem||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Good Friday on the Rez" by David Hugh Bunnell.||Guest reviewer Shirley Sneve looks at "Good Friday on the Rez" by David Hugh Bunnell. A story about the author's one-day round trip from his hometown of Alliance Nebraska, to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to visit his friend and blood||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life” by Ruth Franklin||“Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life” by Ruth Franklin. Known primarily as the author of "The Lottery," Jackson was a master of literary suspense and psychological horror. Her writing explored the cultural anxieties of postwar America.||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “The Sport of Kings” by C. E. Morgan||“The Sport of Kings” by C. E. Morgan. A novel of an old and powerful Kentucky family whose wealth, their violence and ambitions are shadowed by the legacy of slavery.||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: Guest Richard Graham introduces new graphic novels||Learn about the latest graphic novels published this year when UNL Assistant Professor Richard Graham joins Pat Leach to talk about the diversity of titles and where to find them.||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Grief is the Thing with Feathers” by Max Porter||“Grief is the Thing with Feathers” by Max Porter. A short novel about a scholar and his two young children who are left to pick up the pieces of their lives when his wife dies suddenly. They are visited by Crow- a strange thing that stays with them un||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.||“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. After the Russian Revolution, a wealthy Russian Count is under house arrest in a luxury hotel. Stripped of his wealth and power, the Count lives a full life in restricted circumstances.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: A tribute to Charles Stephen||Pat Leach will be joined by writer Mary Pipher and Nebraska State Poet Twyla Hansen for a program remembering the long-time host of All About Books, Charles Stephen.||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Moonglow” by Michael Chabon.||David Smith, Chair of the “One Book, One Lincoln” selection committee, will talk about one of this year’s finalists, “Moonglow” by Michael Chabon. A novel that collects a torrent of stories from a taciturn World War II-era grandfather who in his||5/30/2017||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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