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. Stephen retired from the show in 2015, and since August 2015, Pat Leach has served as host, with regular appearances by guest reviewers and interviews with regional authors. New episodes usually air every Wednesday 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 2021. 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.
Title Discussed: The Leave-Takers
by Steven Wingate (Wingate)
Additional Participants: author Steven Wingate
Title Discussed: Afterlife
by Julia Alvarez (Alvarez)
Title Discussed: Redhead by the Side of the Road
by Anne Tyler (Tyler)
Title Discussed: The Confessions of Frannie Langton
by Sara Collins (Collins)
Title Discussed: Minor Feelings: An Asian-American Reckoning
by Kathy Park Hong (Biography Hong)
Title Discussed: Here We Are
by Graham Swift (Swift)
Title Discussed: Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis
by Jeffrey H. Jackson (940.534 Jac)
Title Discussed: The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets and Stolen Identity
by Axton Betz-Hamilton (364.163 Bet)
This page last updated February 2021 sdc