A weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach, Director of Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln, NE. Updated Thursdays.
All About Books: Suggested books to give to young readers
With the holidays fast approaching, All About Books has gift suggestions for younger readers. Vicky Wood, Youth Services Librarian, will introduce recent books for every age group- from pre school to young adults.
All About Books: "The King of Confidence” by Miles Harvey
James Strang was of his time, but also very recognizable to ours. In the 1840’s he was a charismatic lawyer, politician, religious leader and confidence man. On this week’s All About Books, a spirited biography of a remarkable fraud. The King of Confidence” by Miles Harvey
All About Books: Two award-winning books for adults of interest to teen readers.
Alex Award’s are given to adult fiction which may be of interest to teen readers. This week’s All About Books features two winners- “A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World” by C.A. Fletcher. A story of family, loyalty, and humanity in a ruined world. And “The Swallows” by Lisa Lutz. A New England...
All About Books: "Inge's War" by Svenja O'Donnell
A woman with German and Irish parents learns from her Grandmother, Inge about her life as a young woman in Germany during the rise of the Nazis. It’s a story of regular people caught in the gears of history, inherited identity and trauma. "Inge's War: A German Woman's Story of Family, Secrets, and S...
All About Books: “Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio” by Derf Backderf.
50 years ago this May, 4 Kent State students were killed and 9 wounded when National Guard troops opened fire during a Vietnam protest. A new illustrated book collected extensive interviews in researching the events leading up to the tragedy. “Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio” by Derf Backderf.
All About Books: “The Salt Path” by Raynor Winn.
A British couple married for 32 years lose their home, their livelihood, and may have little time left together. Into their uncertain future they embark on a hiking journey of over 600 miles, along the South West coast of England. Their story is told in “The Salt Path” by Raynor Winn.
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Re: “Elderhood,” and ageism v ableism
Love this podcast, as a Nebraska living away from Nebraska who loves books. Some thoughts on the review and discussion on “Elderhood.” Ageism and ableism are two separate forms of bigotry, often confused and assumed for the same. I think the author, and the reviewer, should be clearer to note this. As we have seen in recent decades more and more older and elderly people be forced into working past retirement, rather than being provided with resources to elect continuing to work, the lines about worth and inclusion and resources are clearly drawn between those who can work and those who can’t. The US has about 28 percent disabled residents (pre-Covid, it’s certainly more now) but the majority of disabled people aren’t considered older or elderly. I hope these delineations are more thoroughly reviewed with future book review selections. May I suggest Alice Wong’s “Disability Visibility” that was published this year? Thank you
This podcast is so smart and entertaining and downright delightful. I never miss it and get fabulous ideas for new reads. A must have for all readers and listeners of literature!
Books with your coffee buddies
Great show. The hosts sound like two guys having coffee who happen to talk about books. That is not to say they are not erudite--they are.
It's just that no matter what book they are talking about they approach the subject with wit,humility,and (dare I say it) a dose of Nebraska plainspeak.