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An NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Otis Young and Charles Stephen

An NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Otis Young and Charles Stephen
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Lincoln, NE

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NET Nebraska

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An NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Otis Young and Charles Stephen

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English


Episodes

All About Books: Why "Fifty Shades of Grey" is in the PBS "Great American Read"

10/17/2018
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Of the 100 books chosen for the PBS series “The Great American Read”, everyone is surprised to see some of the included titles. This week’s "All About Books" looks at one such book: “Fifty Shades of Grey” -- why it became a huge hit and how it changed the publishing industry.

Duration:00:14:02

All About Books: Different Worlds of Science Fiction

10/10/2018
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We’ll be traveling to faraway places on the next “All About Books.” Mike Page, a lecturer in UNL’s Department of English, will help us explore the topic of different worlds in literature. He’ll introduce Frank Herbert’s “Dune” and Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation" trilogy.

Duration:00:14:27

All About Books: "The Simple Wild" by K.A.Tucker

10/3/2018
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Romance novels have changed from what you might have seen in the check-out aisle years ago. All About Books special guest Kiersten Hill will introduce this popular genre and review the novel, “The Simple Wild” by K.A. Tucker.

Duration:00:13:51

All About Books: “The Soul of America" by John Meacham

9/26/2018
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A review of the New York Times bestseller, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels” by author and historian John Meacham. It's a look back at critical times in our history to better understand our present moment

Duration:00:13:47

All About Books: Guest reviewer Prof. Scott Stanfield on Heroes in Literature

9/19/2018
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“All About Books” welcomes Professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan, Scott Stanfield who will discuss heroes in novels including Ellison’s “The Invisible Man”

Duration:00:15:49

All About Books: “Solar Bones” by Mike McCormack

9/12/2018
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The unexpected beauty of a regular life told in rich language and in an unusual way. The novel, “Solar Bones” by Mike McCormack.

Duration:00:10:05

All About Books: “Bellevue" by David Oshinksky

9/5/2018
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Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Oshinksky follows the history of both medicine and our society through one unique building. The book is, “Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital”

Duration:00:10:55

All About Books: “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders

8/29/2018
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The most unusual novel about Abraham Lincoln ever written might be this years’ Man Booker Prize winner, “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders. It’s a moving father-son story with unforgettable characters both living and dead.

Duration:00:08:52

All About Books: “A Gathering of Secrets” by Linda Castillo

8/22/2018
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When a historic barn burns in Amish country, what looks like an accident turns out to be murder. Guest reviewer Marlene Cupp looks at the newest Linda Castillo mystery “A Gathering of Secrets”

Duration:00:10:46

All About Books: “Here in Berlin” by Cristina Garcia

8/15/2018
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A deep dive into the complexities of Berlin, told through a parade of characters who reveal the city’s past and present. The novel, “Here in Berlin” by Cristina Garcia

Duration:00:09:22

All About Books: “Sabrina” by Nick Drnaso and “Rosalie Lightning” by Tom Hart.

8/8/2018
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A look at graphic novels that earned main stream critical acclaim and pack an emotional punch. UNL’s Richard Graham reviews, “Sabrina” by Nick Drnaso the first graphic novel nominated for a Man Booker Prize and the memoir, “Rosalie Lightning” by Tom Hart.

Duration:00:13:44

All About Books: “American War” by Omar El Akkad

8/1/2018
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A debut novel called, “American War” by Omar El Akkad, draws a bleak, dystopian vision of America entering a second civil war over fossil fuels. A young Louisiana girl is trained as an assassin to take revenge for her family and community.

Duration:00:09:16

All About Books: “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid

7/25/2018
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Fleeing a country teetering on the brink of civil war, a young couple head into an uncertain future where they struggle to hold on to each other, their past, and a sense of who they are. “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid

Duration:00:09:07

All About Books: "The Butchering Art" by Lindsey Fitzharris

7/18/2018
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Historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the gruesome world of nineteenth-century surgery and how a young, Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister transformed the field through the use of antiseptics. "The Butchering Art"

Duration:00:09:52

All About Books: "Stay With Me" by Ayobami Adebayo

7/11/2018
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An award-winning debut novel set in Nigeria, features the alternating voices of husband and wife as they reveal the story of their marriage--and the forces that threaten to tear it apart. "Stay With Me" by Ayobami Adebayo

Duration:00:08:15

All About Books: "Hunger" by Roxane Gay

7/3/2018
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New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written a sensitive memoir about her struggles with food, her weight, health and the emotional issues behind it all. “Hunger” by Roxane Gay

Duration:00:08:05

All About Books: “The Woman Who Smashed Codes" by Jason Fagone

6/27/2018
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Elizabeth Smith and her husband William Friedman are considered the Adam and Eve of modern cryptology. Elizabeth broke multiple versions of the Nazi’s enigma code in South America. Her remarkable life is told in “The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who...

Duration:00:11:38

All About Books: “Beartown” by Fredrick Backman

6/20/2018
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A small town has big dreams that the success of their amateur hockey team will revitalize the local economy. What the community is willing to do to make their sports dreams come true, tears families and the town apart. “Beartown” by Fredrick Backman is one of the finalists for this year's, "One Book...

Duration:00:11:01

All About Books: “Less” by Andrew Sean Greer.

6/13/2018
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A failed novelist about to turn 50 runs away from a wedding invitation from a former boyfriend in a hilarious journey of escape and discovery. Winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Literature, “Less” by Andrew Sean Greer.

Duration:00:08:09

All About Books: “The Last Ballad” by Wiley Cash.

6/6/2018
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Inspired by the events of an actual textile-mill strike in 1929, a new novel tells the story of an ordinary Appalachian woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a North Carolina textile mill. “The Last Ballad” by Wiley Cash.

Duration:00:07:55