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Tag Archives: Books Talk

Books Talk: Hispanic Heritage Read-In 2008

Books Talk: Hispanic Heritage Read-In 2008

Special guests Ivonne de la Torre and Jose Caicedo read works from Mexico and Ecuador

 

Books Talk: Lunch @ the Library, October 1, 2008

Books Talk: Lunch @ the Library, October 1, 2008

Sam Van Pelt, author of What Psalm-Singing Son of a Bitch Said That? tells anecdotes from his book

 

Books Talk: It Was a Dark and Stormy Read – Part 2

Books Talk: It Was a Dark and Stormy Read – Part 2

In part two of this presentation, special guest Dr. Laura Mooneyham White, Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses this year’s One Book, One Lincoln selection, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, and its relationship to the Gothic tradition in literature. (Part 1 of this presentation is available here.)

 

Books Talk: Notable Books – September 17, 2008

Books Talk: Notable Books – September 17, 2008

Pat Leach, Director of Lincoln City Libraries, discusses these books from the American Library Association?s Notable Books List for 2008:
The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes by Tess Uriza Holthe
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie Angier
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

 

Gere Books Talk – September 8, 2008

Gere Books Talk – September 8, 2008

Jim from the Gere Branch Library leads a discussion of these books:
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
Nothing Like It in the World by Steven Ambrose
The Empire Express by David Haward Bain
Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux
The Lizard King by Bryan Christy
The Real All-Americans by Sally Jenkins