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All About Books: "You Will Know Me" by Megan Abbott.

Guest reviewer Cindy Lange-Kubick looks at "You Will Know Me" by Megan Abbott. A novel about a family caught up in the competitive world of girl's gymnastics.

All About Books: "You Will Know Me" by Megan Abbott.

All About Books: "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" by Madeleine Thien

"Do Not Say We Have Nothing" by Madeleine Thien. A novel that follows an extended Chinese family over two generations who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square.

All About Books: "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" by Madeleine Thien

All About Books: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Pat Leach welcomes guest reviewer, Scott Stansfield, Prof. of English at Wesleyan University. He looks at "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead, the National Book Award winning novel about an escaped slave's desperate journey for freedom from the antebellum south

All About Books: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

All About Books: "If the Oceans Were Ink" by Carla Power

"If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran" by Carla Power.A Midwestern journalist enlists a long-time friend, a madrasa-trained sheikh, to spend a year helping her better understand the Koran. They confronted stereotypes and misconceptions resulting in n...

All About Books: "If the Oceans Were Ink" by Carla Power

All About Books: "Under the Harrow" by Flynn Berry

A suspense novel that explores the intense relationship between two sisters, the distortions of grief and the past- "Under the Harrow" by Flynn Berry.

All About Books: "Under the Harrow" by Flynn Berry

All About Books: "Light of the World" by Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander is a poet and professor at Yale, her husband and father of their two children, died suddenly at home in 2012. "Light of the World" is her memoir of their short life together. It is by turns sorrowful, joyful and deeply personal.

All About Books: "Light of the World" by Elizabeth Alexander

All About Books: "My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout

"My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout. While a middle-aged woman is recovering from illness, she and her mother share conversations of longing and missed connections between them.

All About Books: "My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout

All About Books: "A Kosher Christmas" by Joshua Eli Plaut

Rabbi Craig Lewis of Lincoln's South Street Temple reviews, "A Kosher Christmas" by Joshua Eli Plaut which looks at the history of how American Jews have interacted with Christmas holiday traditions.

All About Books: "A Kosher Christmas" by Joshua Eli Plaut

All About Books: "Maud's Line" by Margaret Verble

Pulitzer Prize finalist, "Maud's Line" by Margaret Verble is the story of a young woman growing up in eastern Oklahoma in 1928 loves books but has few prospects for a better life.

All About Books: "Maud's Line" by Margaret Verble

All About Books: "Keith County Journal" by John Janovy

One of the titles in the "Nebraska 150" list of noteworthy books about Nebraska is, "Keith County Journal" by UNL biologist John Janovy. Pat Leach talks to Janovy about the unlikely origins of the book 38 years ago and its longevity as a popular nature title.

All About Books: "Keith County Journal" by John Janovy

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