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All About Books: "LaRose" by Louise Erdrich.

Guest reviewer Shirley Sneve looks at "LaRose" by Louise Erdrich. It's a contemporary story of two Native American families who experience a tragic accident. They seek justice through a profound act of atonement that comes from their ancient native culture.

All About Books: "LaRose" by Louise Erdrich.

All About Books: "The Nix" by Nathan Hill

"The Nix" by Nathan Hill. A stalled writer receives a commission to write a tell-all biography of his own mother who abandoned him as a child and has come into the national spotlight for attacking a politician. As he begins research, he relearns his mother's and his own life.

All About Books: "The Genius of Birds" by Jennifer Ackerman

"The Genius of Birds" by Jennifer Ackerman. Guest reviewer Suzanne Wise offers a book that explores the astonishing and manifold intelligence of birds- spanning memory, technical and even social intelligence.

All About Books: "The Genius of Birds" by Jennifer Ackerman

All About Books: "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue.

"Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue. A novel about an African couple who immigrate to New York City to begin their struggle towards the American dream just as Wall Street collapses and the great recession begins.

All About Books: "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue.

All About Books: Two new books on pop music.

UNL English Professor and musician, Stephen Buhler, reviews two books on popular music: "In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs" by Andrew Blauner and "Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop." by Jonathan Lethem

All About Books: Two new books on pop music.

All About Books: "Good Friday on the Rez" by David Hugh Bunnell.

Guest reviewer Shirley Sneve looks at "Good Friday on the Rez" by David Hugh Bunnell. A story about the author's one-day round trip from his hometown of Alliance Nebraska, to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to visit his friend and blood brother.

All About Books: "Good Friday on the Rez" by David Hugh Bunnell.

All About Books: "Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life" by Ruth Franklin

"Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life" by Ruth Franklin. Known primarily as the author of "The Lottery," Jackson was a master of literary suspense and psychological horror. Her writing explored the cultural anxieties of postwar America.

All About Books: "Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life" by Ruth Franklin

All About Books: "The Sport of Kings" by C. E. Morgan

"The Sport of Kings" by C. E. Morgan. A novel of an old and powerful Kentucky family whose wealth, their violence and ambitions are shadowed by the legacy of slavery.

All About Books: "The Sport of Kings" by C. E. Morgan

All About Books: Guest Richard Graham introduces new graphic novels

Learn about the latest graphic novels published this year when UNL Assistant Professor Richard Graham joins Pat Leach to talk about the diversity of titles and where to find them.

All About Books: Guest Richard Graham introduces new graphic novels

All About Books: "Grief is the Thing with Feathers" by Max Porter

"Grief is the Thing with Feathers" by Max Porter. A short novel about a scholar and his two young children who are left to pick up the pieces of their lives when his wife dies suddenly. They are visited by Crow- a strange thing that stays with them until their despair begins to heal.

All About Books: "Grief is the Thing with Feathers" by Max Porter

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