Guest reviewer David Williams looks at "My Struggle" an autobiographical novel written by Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausegaard . Also reviewed, "The Calamities of Kalamity Kate" a history of Nebraska chidren's television programs by Leta Powell Drake.
"Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal" a collection of literature written on a theme of food. Also reviewed, "The Wheeling Year" by Ted Kooser. Contemplative prose reflecting on nature and time.
Guest reader Sydney Kohl is a middle school student and one of the Nebraska winners in the annual "Letters About Literature" contest. She'll share her work that made it to the national short-list of outstanding young writers.
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at "Cockroaches" by Jo Nesbo. The second of the Harry Hold crime series in which Inspector Hole is sent to Thailand. Also reviewed, "The Long Shadow". Historian David Reynolds traces the legacies of World War I
A history of British spies who tried to thwart Soviet power during the early years of the Russian Revolution called, "Russian Roulette". And from Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, an espionage novel- "The Director".
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at a new biography of childhood film star Shirley Temple in "The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression" by John Kasson. Also reviewed, "The Adventures of Henry Thoreau." A view of the writer as a young man.
Choosing a book to read for your own enjoyment is one thing, but the responsibility of choosing a book for young readers to learn and hopefully enjoy, is quite another. Sharon Bishop chose the Great Gatsby for her High School English students.
"Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War" by Amanda Vaill. The stories of 6 people, among them, Ernest Hemingway and photographer Robert Capa, as they live and work amid the chaos and brutality of war.
An interview with John Stevens Berry, co-author of a just published book which takes a new look at the 1958 Starkweather murder case, "The Twelfth Victim: the Innocence of Caril Fugate in the Starkweather Murder Rampage."