All About Books
All About Books: "Why Homer Matters" by Adam Nicholson01/28/15
"Why Homer Matters" by Adam Nicholson , a very readable exploration of our earliest stories- the Iliad and the Odyssey.
All About Books: "Claire of the Sea Light" by Edwidge Dandicat
"Claire of the Sea Light" by Edwidge Dandicat, a beautifully told story of a young girl in contemporary Haiti presented in a series of stories by people in her life. Also reviewed, "Johnny Cash: The Life" by Robert Hilburn.
All About Books: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson
"Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson, an intriguing novel about a British girl who is reincarnated several times, allowing her to prevent tragedy both personal and national in scope during the World War II era. Also reviewed,"Year Zero: A History of...
All About Books: "Hand to Mouth" by Linda Tirado
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America" A book that challenges assumptions about the working poor in America. Also reviewed, "Close Call" by Stella Remington. An espionage thriller written by the former head of...
All About Books: "Lincoln's Boys" by Joshua Zeitz
"Lincoln's Boys:John Hay, John Nicolay and the War for Lincoln's Image" by Joshua Zeitz. How the President's secretaries shaped his future image.
All About Books: Interview with Nebraska poet Ted Kooser
Charles Stephen interviews Nebraska poet Ted Kooser about poets who've influenced him, publishing today and his new book, "Splitting An Order"
All About Books: Favorite books from 2014
Charles Stephen looks back at 2014 and selects his favorite books in various categories like biography, fiction, history and science. A handy list for book-lovers at gift-giving season.
All About Books: Mary Pipher revisits influencial books of her youth.
Guest reader Mary Pipher of Lincoln picks up books she last read as a teenager. Her return to a neighborhood in Brooklyn, the small town of Maycomb Alabama and an attic hiding place in Amsterdam reminded her of the power of seeing the world through...
All About Books: "The Dinner" by Herman Koch
Guest reviewer Pat Leach looks at "The Dinner" by Herman Koch a novel of two brothers and their families having to make the hardest decision of their lives over dinner in a restaurant.
All About Books: "The Immortal Evening" by Stanley Plumly
"The Immortal Evening: a Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth and Lamb". The author uses an intimate dinner with an impressive guest list as a starting point to follow the lives of Britain's early 19th century literary giants.
All About Books: "Brief Encounters" by Dick Cavett
A new collection of witty, personal essays by Nebraska native, Dick Cavett called "Brief Encounters"
All About Books: "Sons of Wichita" by Daniel Schulman
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at a new biography of the politically active family behind Koch Industries called, "Sons of Wichita". Also reviewed, a short novel set in Montana after the first world war- "Sweet Thunder" by Ivan Doig.
All About Books: "South Pass" by Will Bagley
"South Pass" a history of the ancient route through the Rocky Mountains rediscovered by fur traders in 1812. Also reviewed, "Maise Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. The first of a long series of mystery novels featuring a young sleuth.
All About Books: "My Struggle" by Karl Ove Knausegaard
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at "My Struggle" an autobiographical novel written by Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausegaard . Also reviewed, "The Calamities of Kalamity Kate" a history of Nebraska chidren's television programs by Leta Powell Drake.
All About Books: "Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal"
"Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal" a collection of literature written on a theme of food. Also reviewed, "The Wheeling Year" by Ted Kooser. Contemplative prose reflecting on nature and time.
All About Books: Guest reader- Mandy Gray
Guest reader Mandy Gray shares her experience of feeling like an outsider. How reading about another person's experiences in a foreign country can be very different from yours.
All About Books: "Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads...
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at the changing face of the far East in "Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia".
All About Books: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces" by Miles...
"Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces" by Miles Unger. A fine new biography of the artist concentrating on six of his greatest creations.
All About Books: "The Capitalism Papers" by Jerry Manders.
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at "The Capitalism Papers" by Jerry Manders. A critique of the economic system in light of the shrinking resources of a finite planet.
All About Books: Guest reader- Sydney Kohl
Guest reader Sydney Kohl is a middle school student and one of the Nebraska winners in the annual "Letters About Literature" contest. She'll share her work that made it to the national short-list of outstanding young writers.
- Lincoln, NE