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NET – All About Books – 2016


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 2016. 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!

December 21, 2016

Title Discussed: A Kosher Christmas
by Joshua Eli Plaut

Additional Participants: Rabbi Craig Lewis of Lincoln’s South Street Temple – guest reviewer

December 21, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Maud’s Line
by Margert Verble

December 14, 2016

imageNebraska 150 BooksTitle Discussed: Keith County Journal
by John Janovy

Additional Participants: John Janovy – interview with the author

December 6, 2016

Title Discussed: Holiday Gift Suggestions
by Vicki Wood

Additional Participants: Lincoln City Libraries’ Youth Coordinator Vicki Wood

November 30, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: The Bestseller Code
by Matt Jockers

Additional Participants: UNL English professor Matt Jockers, co-author of The Bestseller Code – interview with the author

November 16, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: The M Trainr
by Patti Smith

November 8, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indiana Doctor
by Joe Starita

Additional Participants: UNL Professor of Journalism Joe Starita – interview with the author

November 1, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Bread: A Memoir of Hunger
by Lisa Knopp

Additional Participants: UNO Professor of English Lisa Knopp – interview with the author

October 21, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Revenge in a Cold River
by Anne Perry

Additional Participants: Marlene Cupp – guest reviewer

October 19, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Fantasticland
by Mike Bockoven

Additional Participants: Mike Bockoven – interview with the author

October 12, 2016

imageNebraska 150 BooksTitle Discussed: Ma’ Jeeter’s Girl
by Dorothy Thomas

Additional Participants: Becky Faber

October 4, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: A Little Life
by Hanya Yanagihara

September 27, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: The Tsar of Love and Techno
by Anthony Marra

September 21, 2016

imageNebraska 150 BooksTitle Discussed: All the Strange Hours
by Loren Eiseley

Additional Participants: Tom Lynch, profiling one of the books on the “Nebraska 150” list.

September 13, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough

September 6, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: The Sympathizer
by Viet Thanh Nguyen

August 31, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War
by Susan Southard

August 23, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Monsters: A Love Story
by Liz Kay

Additional Participants: Liz Kay – interview with the author

August 16, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Stalin’s Daughter
by Rosemary Sullivan

August 9, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: The Bones of Paradise
by Jonis Agee

Additional Participants: Jonis Agee – interview with the author

August 1, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: The Soul of an Octopus
by Sy Montgomery

Additional Participants

July 26, 2016

imageNebraska 150 BooksTitle Discussed: My Antonia
by Willa Cather

Additional Participants: UNL Professor Andy Jewell, discussing a selection from the “Nebraska 150” list.

July 20, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

July 13, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
by Caitlin Doughty

Additional Participants: Cinnamon Dokken

July 6, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: This is the Life
by Alex Shearer

June 30, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: I Have Nothing to Say About Fire
by Marjorie Saiser

Additional Participants: Marjorie Saiser – interview with the poet

June 22, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Did You Ever Have a Family: A Novel
by Bill Clegg

June 15, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: A Soldier’s Heart

by Carol Tyler [Libraries only have this in e-book format via our Hoopla digital service.]

Additional Participants: Richard Graham

June 8, 2016

imageOne Book - One LincolnTitle Discussed: Bettyville: A Memoir
by George Hodgman

Additional Participants: Patty Beutler, discusses this 2016 One Book – One Lincoln finalist

June 1, 2016

imageOne Book - One LincolnTitle Discussed: Being Mortal
by Atul Gawande

Additional Participants: Greg Walkin, member of the One Book – One Lincoln – 2016 selection committee

May 24, 2016

Title Discussed: Class Pictures
by Karla Wendelin

Additional Participants: Karla Wendelin – interview with the poet

May 17, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Lonesome Dreamer
by Tim Anderson

Additional Participants: Tim Anderson – interview with the author

May 11, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley
by Charlotte Gordon

May 4, 2016

Nebraska 150 BooksTitles Discussed: The Nebraska 150 Anniversary Booklist

Additional Participants: Erin Willis, curator of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors

April 26, 2016

twylahansenNo title specifically discussed — general discussion about writing, the diversity of the poetry community in the state of Nebraska, and the realities of being a State Poet.

Additional Participants: Twyla Hansen

April 19, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Law at Little Bighorn: Due Process Denied
by Charles E. Wright

Additional Participants: Charles E. Wright – interview with the author

April 13, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Delicious Foods
by James Hannaham

April 6, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey From east to West and Back
by Janica Nimura

March 29, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Jewels of the Plains: Wildflowers of the Great Plains, Grasslands and Hills
by Claude Barr

Additional Participants: Jim Locklear – interview with the editor

March 15, 2016

Title Discussed: Rodeo Nebraska
by Mark Harris

Additional Participants: Mark Harris – interview with the author/photographer

March 9, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: The Enchanted
by Rene Denfeld

March 1, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Black River
by S.M. Hulse

February 23, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Washington’s Revolution: The Making of America’s First Leader
by Michael Middlekauff

Additional Participants: Charles Stephen

February 17, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: A Chorus of Cranes
by Johnsgard

Additional Participants: Paul Johnsgard – interview with the author

February 10, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Eric Larson

Additional Participants: Carl Eskridge

February 4, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Prudence
by David Treuer

January 26, 2016

Title Discussed: The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio
by Andrea Mays

Additional Participants: Charles Stephen

January 20, 2016

noimageTitle Discussed: Libraries Around the World: Coloring Book
by Lacey Losh

Additional Participants: Lacey Losh – interview with the host of one of Lincoln’s Little Free Libraries, who also has a coloring book for adults on the theme of LFLs

January 13, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Nature of the Beast
by Louise Penny

Additional Participants: Marlene Cupp

January 6, 2016

imageTitle Discussed: Blood Royal
by Eric Jager


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