Guest reader Amy Mather of Omaha Public Libraries
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by Nebraska Public Media
4h ago
Some readers give another chance to that novel which challenged them in school, for others it’s the comfort of the books they loved as a teenager. This week’s program wraps up our series on re-reading with Amy Mather Partnerships Manager for Omaha Public Libraries ..read more
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“Foster” by Claire Keegan
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by Nebraska Public Media
4h ago
In the novel “Foster” by Claire Keegan, a small girl is sent to live with foster parents on a farm in rural Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the strangers' house, she finds a warmth and affection she has not known before. Then a secret is revealed. Hear a review on this week’s “All About Books ..read more
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An interview with Sarah McCammon, her book is "The Exvangelicals
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by Nebraska Public Media
2w ago
Part memoir, part investigative journalism, “The Exvangelicals” is NPR reporter Sarah McCammon’s story of growing up in the evangelical church only to question these beliefs later in life. Host Pat Leach interviewed McCammon about her experience ..read more
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"Enchantment" by Katherine May & "Awe" by Dacher Keltner
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by Nebraska Public Media
1M ago
Two books dealing with similar themes are reviewed this week Host Pat Leach looks at two releases recognizing the importance of wonder and awe in our lives. “Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age” by Katherine May and “Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life” by Dacher Keltner ..read more
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“The War Begins in Paris”. by Ted Wheeler
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by Nebraska Public Media
1M ago
Two women come to Paris in 1938 as foreign correspondents- a shy pacifist Mennonite, the other a brash, American journalist who is soon to become a fascist propagandist. This is the scene for Omaha author Ted Wheeler’s new novel “The War Begins in Paris”. Hear an interview with Wheeler ..read more
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“A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold.
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by Nebraska Public Media
1M ago
Like most people, host Pat Leach has a guilty list of important and influential books she’s never gotten around to reading. One of these she recently picked up- the landmark conservation book, “A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold. First published in 1949, this collection of essays vividly describes the land around the author’s home in Wisconsin ..read more
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“How Can I Help You” by Laura Sims
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by Nebraska Public Media
1M ago
It’s a psychological cat and mouse thriller set in an unexpected place- a small town public library. “How Can I Help You” by Laura Sims is chilling and darkly humorous. Hear a review from “All About Books” host, and retired librarian, Pat Leach ..read more
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“Portrait of a City: Lincoln, Nebraska" by Bruce Pauley
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by Nebraska Public Media
1M ago
Retired history Professor Bruce Pauley has written a readable history of his hometown, “Portrait of a City: Lincoln, Nebraska, at the Turn of the Twentieth Century” The book focuses on the everyday lives of people in Lincoln during an era that saw rapid change in technology and society ..read more
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“Chasing Bright Medusas” by Benjamin Taylor
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by Nebraska Public Media
2M ago
This new biography is aimed at readers of any level of familiarity with the Nebraska author, “Chasing Bright Medusas: A Life of Willa Cather” by Benjamin Taylor, takes readers on an exploration of Cather’s life, poetry, stories, and letters ..read more
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"Tell Me Everything" by Erika Krouse
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by Nebraska Public Media
2M ago
Erika Krouse has one of those faces that invite confessions from complete strangers. This led to her becoming a private investigator assisting law firms with their cases. Her book “Tell Me Everything” combines autobiography with True Crime as she details her investigation of a college student’s sexual assault by football players at major university ..read more
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