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NET: All About Books


Lincoln City Libraries director Pat Leach is the current host of All About Books, a weekly book-review and discussion program on NET Radio (91.1 FM in the Lincoln area, and on various other stations across Nebraska) to discuss contemporary and classic literature.

Although it dates back over 40 years, in a variety of formats and venues, since 1991 All About Books has run on NET-Radio. For many years, Charles Stephen and Otis Young co-hosted, until Young’s passing in 2009, after which Stephen was the lone host. Since August 2015, Pat Leach has served as host, with regular appearances by guest reviewers and interviews with regional authors. New episodes air every Thursday at 12:04 p.m. local time, following the NPR news.

The following is a listing of books discussed on episodes of All About Books during 2013. Episodes of All About Books are also available to be downloaded as audio Podcasts, via iTunes and various other web sources. All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider suggesting it as a purchase via our Suggest-a-Title online form, or ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

Click here to visit the official NET: All About Books web site!

April 25, 2017

imageTitle Discussed: I Love You With All My Butt
by Marty Bruckner (currently available only as a Hoopla eBook)

Additional Participants: Omaha author and artist Marty Bruckner — interview with the author

April 18, 2017

imageTitle Discussed: I’m Thinking of Ending Things
by Iain Reid

April 11, 2017

imageTitle Discussed: The Next Pandemic
by Dr. Ali Khan

Additional Participants: Dr. Ali Khan, Dean of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center — interview with the author

April 4, 2017

Title Discussed: Nebraska Poetry
by Eowyn Ivey

Additional Participants: Daniel Simon — editor of Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology

March 28, 2017

No Specific Title Discussed
Pat and UNL Professor of English Kenneth Price discuss how the University of Nebraska’s Walt Whitman digital archives helped in a real-life detective story- the discovery of an unknown work by Whitman.

Additional Participants: Kenneth Price – UNL Professor of English

March 21, 2017

imageTitle Discussed: To the Bright Edge of the World
by Eowyn Ivey

March 14, 2017

Title Discussed: Black Elk Speaks
by John G. Neihardt

Additional Participants: Amy Kucera – Executive Director of the John G. Neihardt Center

Nebraska 150 Books

March 7, 2017

Title Discussed: Katharina and Martin Luther
by Michelle DeRusha

Additional Participants: Michelle DeRusha – interview with the author

February 28, 2017

imageTitle Discussed: In the Darkroom
by Susan Faludi

February 21, 2017

imageNebraska 150 BooksTitle Discussed: The Middle of Everywhere: The World’s Refugees Come to Our Town
by Mary Pipher

Additional Participants: Mary Pipher – interview with the author

February 14, 2017

Title Discussed: You Will Know Mes
by Megan Abbott

Additional Participants: Cindy Lange-Kubick – guest reviewer

February 7, 2017

imageTitle Discussed: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
by Madeleine Thien

January 31, 2017

imageTitle Discussed: The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead

Additional Participants: Scott Stansfield, Professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University

January 24. 2017

imageTitle Discussed: If the Oceans Were Ink
by Carla Power

January 18, 2017

imageTitle Discussed: Under the Harrow
by Flynn Berry

January 10, 2017

imageTitle Discussed: Light of the World
by Elizabeth Alexander

January 4, 2017

imageTitle Discussed: My Name is Lucy Barton
by Elizabeth Strout


Past Years: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

This page last updated April 2017 sdc