"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.
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February 25, 2015
February 11, 2015
"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.
February 4, 2015
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.
January 28, 2015
"Why Homer Matters" by Adam Nicholson , a very readable exploration of our earliest stories- the Iliad and the Odyssey.
January 21, 2015
"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.
January 14, 2015
"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... more››
January 8, 2015
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.
January 5, 2015
"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.
December 17, 2014
Charles Stephen interviews Nebraska poet Ted Kooser about poets who've influenced him, publishing today and his new book, "Splitting An Order"
December 10, 2014
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.