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A weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach. Updated Thursdays.
||CleanAll About Books: "Christadora" by Tim Murphy||A diverse set of characters become intertwined in an iconic building in New York's East Village; a neighborhood that's evolved through the AIDS crisis, drugs and gentrification. "Christadora" by Tim Murphy.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Glory Days" by Melissa Fraterrigo||A new novel describes a small Nebraska town populated by down-on-their-luck ranchers and new money. “Glory Days” is a stark portrait of the painful transition of rural communities moving into the new century. Host Pat Leach talks with the author.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Blood at the Root" by Patrick Phillips||“Blood at the Root: a Racial Cleansing in America” By Patrick Phillips. A history of Forsyth County Georgia where in 1912, 3 black men were accused of the rape and murder of a white girl. What followed were lynchings, executions and violence that fo||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: Horror Literature with Prof. Emeritus at UNL, Robert Stock||Late October is the perfect time to reach for a spooky story. To help you find a book to chill, All About Books has invited Professor Emeritus of English at UNL, Robert Stock as a guide to Gothic, weird and scary stories.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Missile Paradise", by Ron Tanner||Host Pat Leach introduces a character-driven story set in what seems like a dream location. "Missile Paradise", by Ron Tanner is a heartbreaking and satirical novel about the clash of cultures between the Americans living in the Marshall Islands trying||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "University of Nebraska- Lincoln" by Kay Logan-Peters||You may have seen a few old photos of UNL campus, student activities, celebrations and protests. But a new illustrated history of the university by Professor of Libraries Kay Logan-Peters, includes many pictures of UNL that have rarely been seen before.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: "Valiant Ambition:" by Nathaniel Philbrick.||The story of George Washington and Benedict Arnold was a more complex one than we learned in primary school. A new book offers a detailed portrait of two men in a time of crisis. "Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “The Broken Ladder” by Keith Payne||Questions of inequality, poverty and the impact on the health of society are examined in a new book “The Broken Ladder” by Keith Payne. Hear a review by UNL Economics Professor Wes Peterson on the next “All About Books”||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Ill Will” by Dan Chaon.||Guest reviewer Chris Sommerich looks at “Ill Will” by Dan Chaon. An intimate literary suspense thriller about the failures of memory and the perils of self-deception.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams” by Louisa Thomas||Historian and journalist Louisa Thomas has written a biography of Louisa Adams, a remarkable woman whose complicated marriage to John Quincy Adams took her around the world at pivotal time in history. “Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams”||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: Guest Theodore Wheeler talks about his new novel||Omaha writer Theodore Wheeler joins Pat Leach to talk about his recently published novel, “King of Broken Things”, it takes place during the 1919 Omaha race riots||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll About Books: “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond||“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Harvard sociologist and MacArthur Grant recipient, Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to find and keep ho||8/29/2017||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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