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All About Books: "The Turnip" by Jan Brett

Pat Leach welcomes Dylan Teut Executive Director of the "Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival" held at Concordia University in Seward. They'll look at "The Turnip" a new book by author and illustrator Jan Brett.

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All About Books: "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough

Pat Leach welcomes former host Charles Stephen, who has a review of David McCullough's new book on the Wright Brothers and their pursuit of powered flight.

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All About Books: "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan

"The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan. A novel about love and loss in the experiences of an Australian doctor who was a Japanese prisoner of war during the construction of the notorious Thai-Burma Railway.

All About Books: "The Collectors Society" by Heather Lyons

Guest reviewer, Kiersten Hill looks at "The Collectors Society" by Heather Lyons. An adult fairy tale that follows a grown up Alice on her greatest adventure yet outside a rabbit hole.

"The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses" by Kevin Birmingham. The history of how this novel went from being illegal in the US, the court case that overturned it, to its current status as a classic.

All About Books: Interview with author Jim Hewitt

An interview with lawyer, history professor and now author, Jim Hewitt about his book "Cold Storage." It's an account of two murders and mutilation in McCook, Nebraska in 1973, and the clever techniques used to catch the murderer.

All About Books: "All My Puny Sorrows" by Miriam Toews

"All My Puny Sorrows" by Miriam Toews. A novel that documents the reactions of two sisters to suicide attempts, with one sister very successful and the other struggling.

All About Books: Interview with UNL Professor and author Chigozie Obioma

Host Pat Leach talks with Assistant professor of English Chigozie Obioma who is one of six finalists for the Man Booker prize. They will discuss Professor Obioma's novel, "The Fisherman" and how his life and work have changed since being nominated for the award.

All About Books: "Letters About Literature" 2015 winner Ashley Xiques

"Letters About Literature" is a nation-wide contest open to school-aged writers who compose a letter to any author whose work is important to them. Pat Leach welcomes Ashely Xiques, one of the 2015 Nebraska winners, who will share the winning work and her personal story behind it.

All About Books: "Yours, Willa Cather" an ebook from NET

An exploration of "Yours, Willa Cather", a free ebook developed from the upcoming NET Television documentary about the collected letters of the Nebraska author. Erin Willis, Curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at Bennet Martin Library, explains how the ebook helps modern readers with th...

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