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KZUM BookTalks Index


For several years, until 2009, panelists gathered each Wednesday evening on KZUM 89.3 FM to discuss contemporary and classic literature. As described on the radio station’s internet page at that time, “BookTalk on KZUM 89.3 is a variety show about books and stories on KZUM, Lincoln’s community radio station. Booktalkers are the people who love to read and love to talk about what we read. We interview authors, review best sellers and classics, read excerpts, and talk about the Web sites that book lovers are haunting.” Several library staff members have served as guests or hosts of these literary discussions at various times. New episodes aired every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. local time.

The following is a partial index of books discussed on episodes of Booktalk during between 2005 and 2009, based on the information currently available. We will attempt to fill in the gaps in this listing as additional information is made available to us.

Jonis Agee — The River Wife
Mitch Albom — For One More Day
Isabel Allende — The Kingdom of the Golden Dragon | Zorro
Elizabeth Berg — The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of Liberation
Chris Bohjalian — The Double Bind
Miles J. Breuer — The Man With the Strange Head and Other Early Science Fiction Stories
Max Brooks — The Zombie Survival Guide
James Lee Burke — In the Electric Mist With the Confederate Dead
Caleb Carr — The Alienist
Willa Cather — My Antonia (twice)
Tracy Chevalier — Burning Bright
Clive Cussler — the works of…
Debra Dean — The Madonnas of Leningrad
Sean Doolittle — Rain Dogs
Jennifer Egan — The Keep
Louise Erdrich — Four Souls
Laura Esquivel — Malinche
F. Scott Fitzgerald — The Great Gatsby
Rachel Gibson — Sex, Lies and Online Dating
Arthur Golden — Memoirs of a Geisha
Julia Glass — The Whole World Over
Sue Grafton — T is for Trespass
John Grisham — Playing for Pizza
Robert Hicks — Widow of the South
Nancy Horan — Loving Frank
Khaled Hosseini — The Kite Runner | A Thousand Splendid Suns
Paulette Jiles — Stormy Weather
Pamela Carter Joern — The Floor of the Sky
Stephanie Kallos — Broken For You
Chuck Kelly — Pay Here
Sue Monk Kidd — The Mermaid Chair
Stephen King — The Stand (twice)
Sophie Kinsella — The Undomestic Goddess
Dean Koontz — Brother Odd | Forever Odd
Harley Jane Kozak — Dating is Murder | Dead Ex
Harper Lee — To Kill a Mockingbird
Norman Mailer — The Castle in the Forest
Joyce Maynard — The Usual Rules
Cormac McCarthy — The Road
Jacqueline Mitchard — The Breakdown Lane
Tillie Olsen — the works of…
Ann Patchett — Run
Matthew Pearl — The Poe Shadow
Richard Powers — Echo Maker
Daniel Quinn — Ishmael
Anne Rice — Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
Marilynne Robinson — Gilead | Home
Philip Roth — The Plot Against America
Diane Setterfield — The Thirteenth Tale
Gerald Shapiro — Bad Jews and Other Stories
Jody Shields — The Crimson Portrait
Jane Smiley — The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton
Cynthia Leitich Smith — Tantalize
Colm Toibin — The Master
Anne Tyler — Digging to America
Kurt Vonnegut — the works of…
Katherine Weber — Triangle
Stephanie Grace Whitson — Unbridled Dreams
Not in Library
Andrea Barrett — Ship Fever and Other Stories
Patricia Bremmer — Clinical Death
Julia Lauer-Cheene — Souvenirs
Nancy E. Mercado (and others) — Every Man For Himself: Ten Short Stories About Being a Guy
Anna Monarda — Falling in Love With Natassia

digital audio — Jimmy Carter — Sharing Good Times
011 Pea — Nancy Pearl — Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason | More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment and Reason
031.02 Jen — Ken Jennings — Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs
070.45 Good — Amy and David Goodman — Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back
153.44 Gla — Malcolm Gladwell — Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
155.937 Did — Joan Didion — The Year of Magical Thinking
303.34 Iac — Lee Iacocca — Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
303.4 Gla — Malcolm Gladwell — The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
306.768 Lin — Aaron Raz Link and Hilda Raz — What Becomes You
307.76 Kot — Joel Kotkin — The City: A Global History
322.1 Car — Jimmy Carter — Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis
330 Lev — Stephen D. Levitt — Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
347.732 Gre — Jan Crawford Greenberg — Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for the Supreme Court
362.83 Fes — Ann Fessler — The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade
364.152 Lar — Eric Larson — The Devil in the White City (twice) | Thunderstruck
395 Tru — Lynn Truscott — Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or, Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door
551.555 Las — David Laskin — The Children’s Blizzard
613.25 Gui — Mireille Guilano — French Women Don’t Get Fat
616.994 Pat — Ann Patchett — Truth and Beauty
628.1 Mor — Robert D. Morris — The Blue Death: Disease, Disaster and the Water We Drink
635.9 You — Emily Young and Dave Engbert — Big Ideas for Small Gardens
635.954 qDar — Rick Darke — The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes
635.986 qSmi — Edward C. Smith — Incredible Vegetables From Self-Watering Containers
641.3 Pow — Julie Powell — Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking
658.403 Ber — Peter L. Bernstein — Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
658.8 And — Chris Anderson — The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
741.5 Sat — Marjane Satrapi — Persepolis
Heritage 741.5 Ste — J. Scott Stewart — Scott Stewart’s Odd Comics
808.02 Cla — edited by Shelly Clark and Marjorie Saiser — Road Trip: Conversations With Writers
808.1 Koo — Ted Kooser — The Poetry Home Repair Manual
Heritage 811 Bar — Pam Barger — The Pinball God Let Fly
811 Koo — Ted Kooser — Valentines
811.08 Kos — edited by Greg Kosmicki and Mary K. Stillwell — Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry
910.2 Sch — Patricia Schultz — 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
910.4 Gil — Elizabeth Gilbert — Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
914.4 Cow — Kent Cowgill — Back in Time
940.3 Mac — Laura Macdonald — The Curse of the Narrows
940.4 Per — Joseph Persico — Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and its Violent Climax
949.501 Ros — William Rosen — Justinian’s Flea: Plague, Empire and the Birth of Europe
970.2 CraYs — Mari Sandoz — Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas
973.917 Ega — Timothy Egan — The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl (twice)
973.93 Hag — Chuck Hagel — America: Our Next Chapter: Tough Questions, Straight Answers
973.931 Goo — Amy and David Goodman — Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media That Love Them
978.2 qOls — Bobbi and Steve Olson — Marking Time: Nebraska’s Historic Places
979.46 Win — Simon Winchester — A Crack in the Edge of the World
B G420g — Susan Jane Gilman — Hypocrite in a Poufy White Dress
Biography McCourt — Frank McCourt — Teacher Man
Biography Pickens — T. Boone Pickens — The First Billion is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America’s Energy Future
Biography Schulz — David Michaelis — Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography
Biography Shumaker — Peggy Shumaker — Just Breathe Normally
B W1547 — Jeanette Walls — The Glass Castle
Not in Library
Byron Dorgan — Take This Job and Ship It
Jeffrey Horton — Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story
Frank Linderman — Big Jinny: The Story of a Grizzly Bear
Daniel H. Pink — A Whole New Mind
Maggie Pleskac and Sean Carmichael — Dueling Chefs: A Vegetarian and a Meat Lover Debate the Plate
Lee Tasey — How to Lose Your Faith in Divinity School

YA Anderson — Laurie Halse Anderson — The Prom
j Balliett — Blue Balliett — Chasing Vermeer
YA PB Crutcher — Chris Crutcher — Deadline
j DiCamillo — Kate DiCamillo — The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
j Higgins — F.E. Higgins — The Black Book of Secrets
j Klise — Kate Klise — Regarding the Sink
j/YA L’Engle — Madeleine L’Engle — A Wrinkle in Time
j Paolini — Christopher Paolini — Eldest | Eragon
jP Woodson — Jacqueline Woodson — Show Way (and others)
YA Zusak — Marcus Zusak — The Book Thief
j616.928 Mur — Jim Murphy — An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
j973.917 Fre — Russell Freedman — Children of the Great Depresssion
Not in Library
R.L. Lafevers — The Forging of the Blade | The Secrets of Grim Wood | The True Blade of Power
Michael Morpugo — I Believe in Unicorns


Other past KZUM Booktalk pages:

Past Years: Master Index | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005