Her Perfect Affair – Matched To Perfection Series
by Priscilla Oliveras
Air Date/Time: April 19, 2:00pm (Central)
Rosa Fernandez doesn’t act on impulse — she’s the responsible one, planning her career with precision, finally landing a job as the librarian at conservative Queen of Peace Academy, confining her strongest emotions to her secret poetry journal. But she’s been harboring a secret crush on dreamy Jeremy Taylor, and after one dance with him at her sister’s wedding, Rosa longs to let loose for the first...Learn More
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Creating the Land of Lincoln
by Frank Cicero
Air Date/Time: April 14, 12 pm (Central)
How three constitutions built the modern Prairie State
In its early days, Illinois seemed destined to extend the American South. Its population of transplants lived an upland southern culture and in some cases owned slaves. Yet the nineteenth century and three constitutions recast Illinois as a crucible of northern strength and American progress.
Frank Cicero Jr. provides an appealing new history of Illinois as expressed by the state’s...Learn More
by Jan Jacobi
Air Date/Time March 10, 12 Noon (Central)
1st ed., 208p., paperback
Abe Lincoln is growing up on the American frontier in Indiana. It s cold, there isn t usually enough to eat, there s nothing at all to read, and the one job that awaits him is farmer, like his overbearing father.
But a chance to travel down the Mississippi river offers Abe the opportunity to see and meet people he has never dreamed of. Abe s eyes...Learn More
Tiny and the Big Dig
written by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Matt Myers
Air Date/Time March 1, 5:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 32 pages, hardcover
Tiny and the Big Dig
The newest bedtime story for ages 3-5 from New York Times Best Selling author Sherri Duskey Rinker.
I smell a bone. A bone that’s BIG.
I’ll get it out, I’ll dig and dig.
A big, BIG bone! I know it’s there!
It will take work, but I don’t care!
The Girls In The Picture
by Melanie Benjamin
Air Date/Time: February 22, 3:00pm (Central)
It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone’s lips these days is “flickers”—the silent moving pictures enthralling theatergoers. Turn any corner in this burgeoning town and you’ll find made-up actors running around, as a movie camera captures it all.
This Infernal War: The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard
edited by Timothy Mason Roberts
Air Date/Time February 2, 3 PM (Central)
1st ed., 376., hardcover
The anti-war love letters of a Copperhead soldier and his wife…
Among collections of letters written between American soldiers and their spouses, the Civil War correspondence of William and Jane Standard stands out for conveying the complexity of the motives and experiences of Union soldiers and their families. The Standards – of Lewiston in Fulton County,...Learn More
Now That You Mention It: A Novel
by Kristan Higgins
Air Date/Time: January 10, 2pm (Central)
New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in this witty, emotionally charged novel about the complications of life, love and family.
One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought...Learn More
Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps in the Civil War. Col 1: From the Defenses of Washington to Chancellorsville, 1862-63
by James S. Pula
Air Date/Time December 1, noon CST
1st ed., 312, hardcover
The XI Corps served in the Army of the Potomac for just twelve months (September 1862-August 1863), during which it played a pivotal role in the critical battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Thereafter, the corps hastened westward to reinforce a Union army in besieged Chattanooga, and marched through brutal December...Learn More
White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
By Gail Lukasik
Air Date/Time December 8, 3 pm CST
1st ed., hardcover, 316 p.
Gail’s journey of self-discovery and redemption begins with her appearance on PBS Genealogy Roadshow. Introducing herself with the words “I’m a mystery author who’s never been able to solve my own family mystery”, she learns in a very public way the very private history her mother kept secret.
In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother’s...Learn More
Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists
By Donna Seaman
Air Date/Time December 1, 2:00pm (Central)
1st ed., 480 p., hardcover
Who hasn’t wondered where – aside from Georgia O’Keeffe and Frida Kahlo – all the women artists are? In many art books, they’ve been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase “identity unknown” while each male is named.
Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven of these forgotten artists, among the best of their day: Gertrude Abercrombie, with her...Learn More
The Simplicity of Cider
by Amy Reichert
Air Date/Time September 12, 12pm (Central)
1st ed., 336 pages., cloth
A Simple Life
Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one desire: to live a simple, quiet life on her family’s apple orchard in Door County, Wisconsin. Although her business is struggling, Sanna remains fiercely devoted to the orchard, despite her brother’s attempts to convince their aging father to sell the land.
Single dad Isaac Banks has spent years trying...Learn More
Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago
By Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
Air Date/Time September 7, 3pm (Central)
1st ed., 336 pages, cloth
Sabella Nitti was an Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled on her primitive family farm outside Chicago before her arrest in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago.
Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads readers...Learn More
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary
By Walter Stahr
Air Date/Time August 23, 2pm (Central)
1st ed., 768, hardcover
A difficult and stubborn genius, Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) was Lincoln’s stalwart Secretary of War, who not only brilliantly organized the Union Army, but dramatically raced to Lincoln’s deathbed on the night of April 14, 1865, and assumed control of the government.
Later, President Andrew Johnson attempted to remove Stanton from office after Stanton opposed Johnson’s Reconstruction policies, which led to Johnson’s impeachment. One cannot understand the first...Learn More
Act of Justice: Lincoln’s Emancipation
Proclamation and the Law of War
By Burrus M. Carnahan
Air Date/Time September 19, 2016 1pm (Central)
216 pages, hardcover
In his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln declared that as president he would “have no lawful right” to interfere with the institution of slavery. Yet less than two years later, he issued a proclamation intended to free all slaves throughout the Confederate states.
When critics challenged the constitutional soundness of the act, Lincoln pointed to the international...Learn More