Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at Carl Hiaason's latest book, "Bad Monkey" a darkly-funny crime novel that rolls through a hurricane, the Florida real estate bubble, a Medicare scam and a very bad monkey. Also reviewed,"The Good Lord Bird" a rousing and humorous adventure-novel revolving around the... more››
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January 2, 2014
December 27, 2013
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at a new memoir by Bill McKibbon that tells his journey from college professor to leading climate activist in, "Oil and Honey: the Education of an Unlikely Activist."
December 18, 2013
Pulitzer Prize winning historian, Joseph Ellis examines the early months of the American Revolution when success was doubtful in his new book, "Revolutionary Summer: the Birth of American Independence." Also reviewed, a witty crime-caper, "The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin" by Chris Ewan.
December 12, 2013
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at "The Circle" by Dave Eggers. A dystopian tale of a near-future where social media's pervasiveness makes "privacy" of any type a thing of the past. Also reviewed, a new crime novel from Archie Mayer set in Vermont called, "Three Can Keep a Secret."
November 21, 2013
Two informative books about future risks facing humans- “The Attacking Ocean: the Past and Future of Rising Sea Levels” and, “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic”.
November 14, 2013
An interview with Don Walton, co-author of a new UNL Press book about George Norris's return to Nebraska after his 1942 Senate defeat.
November 7, 2013
“The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies” by Jonathan Alter. A highly readable and provocative history of the 2012 presidential election.
October 31, 2013
“John Quincy Adams” by Harlow Giles Unger. A new biography of the anti-slavery 6th President. Also reviewed, the latest in a long series of crime novels set in rural northern Minnesota, “Tamarack County” by William Kent Krueger.
October 24, 2013
The story of a handful of spies who fooled the Nazis leading up to the 1944 D-Day invasion of Europe called “Double Cross”. Also reviewed, a new illustrated edition of Dylan Thomas’ classic, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”.
October 17, 2013
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at a murder mystery set in Nebraska and Iowa, “A Step Ahead of Death” by Dr. Scott McPherson. Also reviewed, "October" by Henry David Thoreau.