Guest reader Mary Pipher of Lincoln picks up books she last read as a teenager. Her return to a neighborhood in Brooklyn, the small town of Maycomb Alabama and an attic hiding place in Amsterdam reminded her of the power of seeing the world through young eyes.
"The Immortal Evening: a Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth and Lamb". The author uses an intimate dinner with an impressive guest list as a starting point to follow the lives of Britain's early 19th century literary giants.
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at a new biography of the politically active family behind Koch Industries called, "Sons of Wichita". Also reviewed, a short novel set in Montana after the first world war- "Sweet Thunder" by Ivan Doig.
"South Pass" a history of the ancient route through the Rocky Mountains rediscovered by fur traders in 1812. Also reviewed, "Maise Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. The first of a long series of mystery novels featuring a young sleuth.
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".