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"Thirteen Days in September" by Lawrence Wright. A lively, fair-minded account of the 1978 meeting at Camp David of Presidents Carter, Begin and Sadat as they sought peace between Israel and Egypt.
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at a biography of the daughter of an Indian Raj who grew up in British upper society and whose Godmother was Queen Victoria. "Sophia" by Anita Anand. Also reviewed, a new mystery from Ruth Rendell.
Guest reader Stephen Buhler admits to respecting but not enjoying one of the major English writers until he heard the music of the author when read aloud.
A beautifully illustrated new book of the life and career of American bird artist John James Audubon titled,"This Strange Wilderness" Also reviewed, a crime novel set in pre World War I Britain, "A Fine Summer's Day" by Charles Todd.
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at "The Paying Guest" A novel set in 1922 about a mother and daughter of the British upper class, who take in a married couple as boarders to help pay the bills. Also reviewed, a Victorian crime novel, "The Laws of Murder" by Charles Finch.
A look at the "Lost Writers of the Plains" project, the website, and free iBook download
Guest reader Kwakiutl Dreher finds in a detective novel, echoes of her own understanding of the African American communities of Los Angeles and a very personal feeling about home.
Guest reader Kwakiutl Dreher finds in a detective novel, echoes of her own understanding of the African American communities of Los Angeles and a very personal feeling about home.
"Gateway to Freedom: the Hidden History of the Underground Railroad" by Eric Foner new research underlines the courageous stories of thousands of slaves fleeing northward. Also reviewed, "Etta and Otto and Russell and James." A whimsical and wise novel of an old woman's walk to the ocean.
"Lisette's List" by Susan Vreeland. A charming story of two Parisians caught in a small village in France with a rich history of art, during the second World War. Also reviewed, "John Marshall" by Harlow Giles Unger. A short biography of the Supreme Court Justice.
UNL Professor of English and Editor of the Prairie Schooner, Kwame Dawes
recounts how studying the works of a poet far removed from his own world, inspired him to his career and helped reconcile questions he had about art and faith.
"Why Homer Matters" by Adam Nicholson , a very readable exploration of our earliest stories- the Iliad and the Odyssey.
"Claire of the Sea Light" by Edwidge Dandicat, a beautifully told story of a young girl in contemporary Haiti presented in a series of stories by people in her life. Also reviewed, "Johnny Cash: The Life" by Robert Hilburn.
"Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson, an intriguing novel about a British girl who is reincarnated several times, allowing her to prevent tragedy both personal and national in scope during the World War II era. Also reviewed,"Year Zero: A History of 1945 " a look at how the world established a "new no...
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America" A book that challenges assumptions about the working poor in America. Also reviewed, "Close Call" by Stella Remington. An espionage thriller written by the former head of M I 5, Britain's security service.
"Lincoln's Boys:John Hay, John Nicolay and the War for Lincoln's Image" by Joshua Zeitz. How the President's secretaries shaped his future image.
Charles Stephen interviews Nebraska poet Ted Kooser about poets who've influenced him, publishing today and his new book, "Splitting An Order"
Charles Stephen looks back at 2014 and selects his favorite books in various categories like biography, fiction, history and science. A handy list for book-lovers at gift-giving season.
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.
Guest reviewer Pat Leach looks at "The Dinner" by Herman Koch a novel of two brothers and their families having to make the hardest decision of their lives over dinner in a restaurant.
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