A new collection of witty, personal essays by Nebraska native, Dick Cavett called "Brief Encounters"
All About Books On Demand
November 6, 2014
October 28, 2014
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.
October 22, 2014
"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.
October 15, 2014
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.
October 8, 2014
"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.
October 2, 2014
Guest reader Mandy Gray shares her experience of feeling like an outsider. How reading about another person's experiences in a foreign country can be very different from yours.
September 24, 2014
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at the changing face of the far East in "Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia".
September 17, 2014
"Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces" by Miles Unger. A fine new biography of the artist concentrating on six of his greatest creations.
September 10, 2014
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at "The Capitalism Papers" by Jerry Manders. A critique of the economic system in light of the shrinking resources of a finite planet.
September 3, 2014
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.