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All About Books: UNL's Andy Jewell talks about Willa Cather's "My Antonia"

UNL Professor Andy Jewell joins Pat Leach to discuss a "Nebraska 150 Book List" selection, Willa Cather's "My Antonia." Why this familiar novel is worth re-reading even if we encountered it long ago at school.

All About Books: UNL's Andy Jewell talks about Willa Cather's "My Antonia"

All About Books: "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Written as a collection of letters to his black, teenaged son, Coates writes a memoir of his life- from the tough neighborhoods of Baltimore, to the campus of Howard Univeristy.

All About Books: "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

All About Books: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" by Caitlin Doughty

Pat Leach welcomes Lincoln book store owner Cinnamon Dokken, who reviews, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory" by Caitlin Doughty. A behind-the-scenes look at funeral practices.

All About Books: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" by Caitlin Doughty

All About Books: "This is the Life" by Alex Shearer

"This is the Life" by Alex Shearer. A novel of two estranged brothers who come together when one of them discovers he has a brain tumor, and the other emerges as his caretaker.

All About Books: "This is the Life" by Alex Shearer

All About Books: Interview with poet, Marjorie Saiser

Pat Leach talks with Nebraska poet Marjorie Saiser about writing and her new book, "I Have Nothing to Say About Fire."

All About Books: Interview with poet, Marjorie Saiser

All About Books: "Have You Ever Had a Family: A Novel" by Bill Clegg

"Have You Ever Had a Family: A Novel" by Bill Clegg. The night before her daughter's wedding, a horrible tragedy strikes a woman. She tries to flee her grief by driving as far from her Connecticut home as possible.

All About Books: "Have You Ever Had a Family: A Novel" by Bill Clegg

All About Books: Guest reviewer Richard Graham introduces graphic novels

Guest reviewer Richard Graham introduces Pat Leach to graphic novels and their history. He reviews "A Soldier's Heart", Carol Tyler's memoir of trying to get to know her World War 2 veteran father.

All About Books: Guest reviewer Richard Graham introduces graphic novels

All About Books: "Bettyville: A Memoir" by George Hodgman.

Guest reviewer Patty Beutler looks at "Bettyville: A Memoir" by George Hodgman. The New York Times bestseller about a middle-aged, gay man leaving New York to return to his Missouri hometown to care for his ageing mother.

All About Books: "Bettyville: A Memoir" by George Hodgman.

All About Books: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

This year's "One Book, One Lincoln" selection was announced. Pat Leach talks with Greg Walkin who is on the committee that selects the book, about their choice and how the decision process works.

All About Books: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

All About Books: "Class Pictures" by Carla Wendelin

Pat Leach talks with poet Carla Wendelin about her new book, "Class Pictures", a collection of poems written from the perspective of a student recognizing the uniqueness of her classmates.

All About Books: "Class Pictures" by Carla Wendelin

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