Charles Stephen reviews "The Looming Tower" by Lawrence Wright, an essential new chronicle on the history, men, and organization behind 9/11. Otis Young explores "Letter to a Christian Nation," author Sam Harris' response to letters he received over his previous book "The End of Faith."
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May 23, 2007
May 17, 2007
Otis Young examines "Lost and Found" by Jacqueline Sheehan, a story concerning a lost husband, a found dog, and a journey back from grief. Then, Charles Stephen discusses "Death Comes for the Fat Man," the latest entry in the Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries by Reginald Hill.
May 10, 2007
Charles Stephen explores Jane Isay's "Walking on Eggshells," a book about the relationships between parents and their adult children; Otis Young takes a look at "Body of Lies" by David Ignatius, a tale of espionage set in the contemporary Middle East.
April 26, 2007
This week on All About Books, Otis Young speaks with Nebraska Wesleyan Professor and local author Sandra K. Mathews about her new book, "Between Breaths." The book recounts Matthews' aunt Donna Joy McGladrey's experiences as a public school teacher in 1950s Alaska.
April 19, 2007
This week on All About Books, Charles Stephen interviews natural scientist and UNL Professor Emeritus Paul A. Johnsgard about his latest book, "The Niobrara: A River Running Through Time."
April 12, 2007
Charles Stephen reviews the newest entry in the Hamish Macbeth mysteries, "Death of a Maid," by M.C. Beaton. Otis Young examines "A Weekend with Warren Buffett," an accounting of author Randy Cepuch's adventures attending the annual board meetings of some of the nation's top companies.
April 5, 2007
Otis Young explores "Amen Corner," a mystery set at the Masters Golf Tournament, by Rick Shefchik; Charles Stephen discusses the novel "The Communist's Daughter" by Dennis Bock, a fictionalized retelling of the life of Norman Bethune, who fought in Spain and worked as a medic in China.
March 29, 2007
Charles Stephen examines "Infidel," the memoir of Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an outspoken critic of women's treatment in the Muslim world. Otis Young reviews Carl Hiaasen's "Skinny Dip", a humorous romp entailing an heiress, attempted murder, revenge and swimming--now out in paperback.
March 22, 2007
Otis Young discusses "Happy Accidents," in which author Morton Meyers explores the element of chance in medical discoveries and breakthroughs. Charles Stephen reviews two books, "The Best Old Movies for Families" by Ty Burr and "The Blood Spilt" by Åsa Larsson.
March 15, 2007
Charles Stephen discusses Claire Tomalin's new biography "Thomas Hardy," about the Victorian novelist and poet; Otis Young evaluates "Sister Mine" by Tawni O'Dell, a lively novel set in small-town Pennsylvania about family, abuse, and mine disasters.