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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. 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.

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

May 5, 2021

Title Discussed: Pickard County Atlas
by Chris Harding Thornton (Thornton)

April 28, 2021

Title Discussed: Hidden Prairie
by Chris Helzer (577.44 Hel)

April 21, 2021

Title Discussed: Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
by Robert Kolker (618.898 Kol)

April 14, 2021

Title Discussed: The Least Interesting Place
by Matt Steinhousen (978.2 Ste) Nebraska author

Additional Participants: amateur photographer and self-published author Matt Steinhousen

April 7, 2021

Title Discussed: Run Me to Earth
by Paul Yoon (Yoon)

March 24, 2021

Title Discussed: More in Time: A Tribute to Ted Kooser
edited by Marco Abel, Jessica Poli, and Timothy Schaffert (Heritage 811 Koo) Nebraska author

Additional Participants: author/editor Timothy Schaffert

March 17, 2021

Title Discussed: Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty and Achieve Peace
by Carl Safina (591.7 Saf)

March 10, 2021

Title Discussed: The Lives of Edie Pritchard
by Larry Watson (Watson)

March 3, 2021

Title Discussed: The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think
by Jennifer Ackerman (598 Ack)

February 24, 2021

Title Discussed: The Leave-Takers
by Steven Wingate (Wingate)

Additional Participants: author Steven Wingate

February 17, 2021

Title Discussed: Afterlife
by Julia Alvarez (Alvarez)

February 10, 2021

Title Discussed: Redhead by the Side of the Road
by Anne Tyler (Tyler)

February 3, 2021

Title Discussed: The Confessions of Frannie Langton
by Sara Collins (Collins)

January 27, 2021

Title Discussed: Minor Feelings: An Asian-American Reckoning
by Kathy Park Hong (Biography Hong)

January 20, 2021

Title Discussed: Here We Are
by Graham Swift (Swift)

January 13, 2021

Title Discussed: Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis
by Jeffrey H. Jackson (940.534 Jac)

January 6, 2021

Title Discussed: The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets and Stolen Identity
by Axton Betz-Hamilton (364.163 Bet)

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