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Every Sunday morning issue of Lincoln's Journal Star newspaper includes the "The (402) 411" section. Included in that section of the paper each week are regular author profiles and book reviews, by both local reviewers and national review services. Due to the regular popularity of the titles reviewed in the paper, we've designed this page of the Lincoln City Libraries' Web site as a simple listing of the books recently reviewed in the Lincoln Journal Star, with links into the library's holdings for all the listed books which are currently in the collection. If a title below is not hotlinked, this is an indication that the library does not currently own that book, but you may consider requesting the title through the services of our Interlibrary Loan department, or suggesting that we purchase it via our on-line Suggest-a-Title form.

last updated January 20, 2013

2012 Selections

Books reviewed in December

book cover  The Woman Who Died a Lot
by Jasper Fforde

Fiction -- Fforde.
book cover  Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbara Streisand
by William J. Mann

Non-Fiction -- Music 781.64 Streisand.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Eagle Voice Remembers
by John G. Neihardt

Non-Fiction -- Neihardt.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Light on the Prairie: Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska's Pioneer Days
by Nancy Plain

Non-Fiction -- AUTHOR.
book cover  Tiger's Claw
by Dale Brown

Fiction -- Brown.
book cover  Flight Behavior
by Barbara Kingsolver

Fiction -- Kingsolver.
book cover  Forever Rumpole
by John Mortimer

Fiction -- Mortimer.
book cover  A Simple Autumn
by Rosalind Lauer

Fiction -- Lauer.
book cover  An Amish Gift
by Cynthia Keller

Fiction -- Keller.
book cover  The Black Box
by Michael Connelly

Fiction -- Connelly.
book cover  The Generals: American Military Commanders From World War II to Today
by Thomas E. Ricks

Non-Fiction -- 355.009 Ric.
book cover  Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes
by Douglas Wellman

Non-Fiction -- Biography Hughes.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  How the French Invented Love
by Marilyn Yalom

Fiction -- Yalom.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Lincoln Letter
by William Martin

Fiction -- Martin.
book cover  Dear Life
by Alice Munro

Fiction -- Munro.

Books reviewed in November

book cover  Backstage: Stories From My Life in Public Television
by Run Hull

Non-Fiction -- Biography Hull.
book cover  The Racketeer
by John Grisham

Fiction -- Grisham.
book cover  Sweet Tooth
by Ian McEwan

Fiction -- McEwan.
book cover  The Bone Bed
by Patricia Cornwell

Fiction -- Cornwell.
book cover  Discretion
by Allison Leotta

Fiction -- Leotta.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  What Are You Looking At? The Surprising, Shocking and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
by Will Gompertz

Non-Fiction -- Gompertz.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Round House
by Louise Erdrich

Fiction -- Erdrich.
book cover  Poseidon's Arrow
by Clive and Dirk Cussler

Fiction -- Cussler.
book cover  The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It
by Timothy Noah

Non-Fiction -- 339.2 Noa.
book cover  The Map of Lost Memories
by Kim Fay

Fiction -- Fay.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market and Wall Street's Wildest Con
by Guy Lawson

Non-Fiction -- Lawson.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Story of Ain't: America, It's Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
by David Skinner

Non-Fiction -- Skinner.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Twelve
by Justin Cronin

Fiction -- Cronin.
book cover  Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes
by Betsy Woodman

Fiction -- Woodman.
book cover  Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway and the Road to Roughneck Grace
by Michael Perry

Non-Fiction -- Biography Hartwig.

Books reviewed in October

book cover  The Key
by Simon Toyne

Fiction -- Toyne.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping
by Robert Zorn

Non-Fiction -- Zorn.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
by Bob Spitz

Non-Fiction -- Biography Child.
book cover  Live by Night
by Dennis Lehane

Fiction -- Lehane.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Fat, Drunk and Stupid: The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House
by Matty Simmons

Non-Fiction -- Simmons.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Spilled Blood
by Brian Freeman

Fiction -- Freeman.
book cover  The Oath
by Jeffrey Toobin

Non-Fiction -- 347.732 Too.
book cover  Son
by Lois Lowry

Fiction -- Lowry.
book cover  Red Cell
by Mark Henshaw

Fiction -- Henshaw.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Far North
by Michael Ridpath

Fiction -- Ridpath.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  NW: A Novel
by Zadie Smith

Fiction -- Smith.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail -- But Some Don't
by Nate Silver

Non-Fiction -- Silver.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Island of Bones: Essays
by Joy Castro

Non-Fiction -- Castro.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Art of Forgetting
by Camille Noe Pagan

Fiction -- Pagan.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Books reviewed in September

book cover  The Price of Politics
by Bob Woodward

Non-Fiction -- 973.932 Woo.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Mr. Churchill's Profession: The Statesman as Author, and the Book That Defined the "Special Relationship"
by Peter Clarke

Non-Fiction -- Clarke.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Master Blaster
by P.F. Kluge

Fiction -- Kluge.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Last to Die
by Tess Gerritsen

Fiction -- Gerritsen.
book cover  Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge
by Warren K. Urbom

Non-Fiction -- Biography Urbom.
book cover  Telegraph Avenue
by Michael Chabon

Fiction -- Chabon.
book cover  The Prisoner of Heaven
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Fiction -- Zafon.
book cover  Soft Like Steel
by Barb Malek

Non-Fiction -- Malek.
book cover  Profiles in Wisdom: Native Elders Speak About the Earth
by Steven McFadden

Non-Fiction -- 299.7 McF.
book cover  Cobwebs on the Chandelier
by Dorothy Monroe

Non-Fiction -- Monroe.
book cover  Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
by A.J. Jacobs

Non-Fiction -- 613.2 Jac.
book cover  The Time Keeper
by Mitch Albom

Fiction -- Albom.
book cover  An Unmarked Grave
by Charles Todd

Fiction -- Todd.
book cover  Frozen Heat
by Richard Castle

Fiction -- Castle.
book cover  Golden Years My Ass: Adventures in Geriatric Indignity
by Roger Welsch

Non-Fiction -- 817 Wel.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Paterno
by Joe Posnanski

Non-Fiction -- Biography Paterno.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The World Without You
by Joshua Henkin

Fiction -- Henkin.

Books reviewed in August

book cover  I Am Spartacus: Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist
by Kirk Douglas

Non-Fiction -- 791.437 SpaYd.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  House Blood
by Mike Lawson

Fiction -- Lawson.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished From the Streets of Tokyo -- and the Evil That Swalled Her Up
by Richard Lloyd Parry

Non-Fiction -- Parry.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero
by Larry Tye

Non-Fiction -- 741.59 Tye.
book cover  The Betrayal of the American Dream
by Donald L. Barlett

Non-Fiction -- 330.973 Bar.
book cover  Porch Lights
by Dorothea Benton Frank

Fiction -- Frank.
book cover  America's Shortest Interstate Railroad: The Believe It or Not Railroad
by Richard Schmeling  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- 385 Sch.
book cover  True Believers
by Kurt Andersen

Fiction -- Andersen.
book cover  Robert B. Parker's Lullaby
by Ace Atkins

Fiction -- Atkins.
book cover  Broken Harbor
by Tana French

Fiction -- French.
book cover  The Guns of August
by Barbara Tuchman

Fiction -- Tuchman.
book cover  The Conviction
by Robert Dugoni

Fiction -- Dugoni.

Books reviewed in July

book cover  Between the Lines
by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

Fiction -- Picoult.
book cover  Heartbroken
by Lisa Unger

Fiction -- Unger.
book cover  The Devil Colony
by James Rollins

Fiction -- Rollins.
book cover  What the River Carries
by Lisa Knopp  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- 917.8 Kno.
book cover  Gold
by Chris Cleave

Fiction -- Cleave.
book cover  A Hologram for the King
by Dave Eggers

Fiction -- Eggers.
book cover  Criminal
by Karin Slaughter

Fiction -- Slaughter.
book cover  Seating Arrangements
by Maggie Shipstead

Fiction -- Shipstead.
book cover  The Red House
by Mark Haddon

Fiction -- Haddon.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Golden Hour
by Margaret Wurtele

Non-Fiction -- Wurtele.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Cloudland
by Joseph Olshan

Fiction -- Olshan.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Baby's in Black
by Anne Bellstorf and others

Non-Fiction -- Bellstorf.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn

Fiction -- Flynn.
book cover  Poison Flower
by Thomas Perry

Fiction -- Perry.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  World Changers: 25 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Business as We Know It
by John A. Byrne

Non-Fiction -- Byrne.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me
by Joan Rivers

Non-Fiction -- 817 Riv.
book cover  Canada: A Novel
by Richard Ford

Fiction -- Ford.

Books reviewed in June

book cover  The Hope Vendetta
by Scott Mariani

Fiction -- Mariani.
book cover  Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man
by Mark Kurlansky

Non-Fiction -- Kurlansky.

Available from the library only in E-book format.
book cover  In One Person
by John Irving

Fiction -- Irving.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Men Among Giants
by Kent Krause

Fiction -- Krause.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Bringing Down Goliath
by Susan Ann Langford

Fiction -- Langford.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  When the River Comes - Encounters With the Mississippi, the Missouri and the Platte
by Lisa Knopp

Non-Fiction -- Knopp.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Thus Arrived the Lights
by Peter Schnake

Fiction -- Schnake.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  High Five: A Cancer Survivor's Jounrey
by J. Kemper Campbell

Non-Fiction -- Campbell.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Kalid Sheikh Mohammed
by Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer

Non-Fiction -- 363.325 McD.
book cover  The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power
by Robert A. Caro

Non-Fiction -- Biography Johnson.
book cover  Trigger Point
by Matthew Glass

Fiction -- Glass.
book cover  Home
by Toni Morrison

Fiction -- Morrison.
book cover  The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches From the Future of Food
by Josh Schonwald

Non-Fiction -- 641.3 Sch.

Books reviewed in May

book cover  Strindberg's Star
by Jan Wallentin

Fiction -- Wallentin.
book cover  The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance
by Michael Perino

Non-Fiction -- 330.973 Per.
book cover  The Family Corleone
by Ed Falco

Fiction -- Falco.
book cover  The Wind Through the Keyhole
by Stephen King

Fiction -- King.
book cover  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
by Anna Quindlen

Fiction -- Quindlen.
book cover  Buried in a Book
by Lucy Arlington

Fiction -- Arlington.
book cover  A Bond of Fire and Ice
by Ian York  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- jPB York.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Never Far From Home: Willa Cather on Choosing Names From Frederick County, Virginia for Her Literary Characters
by Barbara E. Hustwit

Non-Fiction -- Hustwit.  Nebraska Author
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Circle of Shadows
by Keith Helm

Fiction -- Helm.  Nebraska Author
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son
by Anne Lamott

Non-Fiction -- Lamott.
book cover  Calico Joe
by John Grisham

Fiction -- Grisham.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Every Last Secret
by Linda Rodriguez

Fiction -- Rodriguez.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Robert Ludlum's The Janson Command
by Paul Garrison

Fiction -- Garrison.
book cover  Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter
by Frank Deford

Non-Fiction -- Biography Deford.
book cover  City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago
by Gary Krist

Non-Fiction -- 977.311 Kri.
book cover  The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramatswe's First Case
by Alexander McCall-Smith

Fiction -- jC McCall-Smith.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  No Time Like the Present
by Nadine Gordimer

Fiction -- Gordimer.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Books reviewed in April

book cover  Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
by Rachel Maddow

Non-Fiction -- 355.033 Mad.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Nights of Awe
by Harri Nykanen

Fiction -- Nykanen.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Wann Gambler
by Warren Ashburn

Fiction -- Ashburn.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them
by Frank Langella

Non-Fiction -- Biography Langella.
book cover  The Innocent
by David Baldacci

Fiction -- Baldacci.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Dark Defile: Britain's Catastrophic Invasion of Afghanistan, 1838-1842
by Diana Preston

Non-Fiction -- Preston.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Beginner's Goodbye
by Anne Tyler

Fiction -- Tyler.
book cover  Hide Me Among the Graves
by Tim Powers

Fiction -- Powers.
book cover  Fifty Shades of Grey
by E.L. James

Fiction -- James.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge
by Nancy McCabe

Fiction -- McCabe.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Deep Sky
by Patrick Lee

Fiction -- Lee.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  You Might as Well Die: An Algonquin Roundtable Mystery
by J.J. Murphy

Fiction -- Murphy.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
by Masha Gessen

Fiction -- Biography Putin.
book cover  Heart of a Killer
by David Rosenfelt

Fiction -- Rosenfelt.

Books reviewed in March

book cover  The Temple Mount Code
by Charles Brokaw

Fiction -- Brokaw.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Eisenhower in War and Peace
by Jean Edward Smith

Non-Fiction -- Smith.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Gods Without Men
by Hari Kunzru

Fiction -- Kunzru.
book cover  Cake on a Hot Tin Roof
by Jacklyn Brady

Fiction -- Brady.
book cover  Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo

Non-Fiction -- 954.053 Boo.
book cover  The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America
by William G. Thomas

Non-Fiction -- 973.71 Tho.
book cover  The Shadow Patrol
by Alex Berenson

Fiction -- Berenson.
book cover  Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
by Simon Garfield

Non-Fiction -- 686.22 Gar.
book cover  Hard Target
by Howard Gordon

Fiction -- Gordon.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine ans His Military Working Dog
by Mike Dowling

Non-Fiction -- Dowling.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Territory
by Tricia Fields

Fiction -- Fields.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Books reviewed in February

This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Accidental Feminist
by M.G. Lord

Non-Fiction -- Lord.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Big Empty: The Great Plains in the Twentieth Century
by R. Douglas Hurt

Non-Fiction -- Hurt.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  To Be Sung Underwater
by Tom McNeal

Fiction -- McNeal.
book cover  The Fear Index
by Robert Harris

Fiction -- Harris.
book cover  Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning
by Gary F. Marcus

Non-Fiction -- 781.11 Mar.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation
by Scott Faris

Non-Fiction -- Faris.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Retributions
by Val McDermid

Fiction -- McDermid.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Salvage the Bones
by Jesmyn Ward

Fiction -- Ward.
book cover  Taft 2012
by Jason Heller

Fiction -- Heller.
book cover  Trackers
by Deon Meyer

Fiction -- Meyer.

Books reviewed in January

book cover  The World of Downton Abbey
by Jessica Fellowes

Non-Fiction -- [ On Order ].
book cover  The Garner Files
by James Garner

Non-Fiction -- Biography Garner.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations
by Norman Davies

Non-Fiction - Davies.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Believing the Lie
by Elizabeth George

Fiction -- George.
book cover  James Madison
by Richard Brookhiser

Non-Fiction -- Biography Madison.
book cover  Lunatics
by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

Fiction -- Barry.
book cover  The Leopard
by Jo Nesbo

Fiction -- Nesbo.
book cover  Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventiosn of Hedy Lamarr
by Richard Rhodes

Non-Fiction -- Biography Lamarr.
book cover  The Obamas
by Jodi Kantor

Non-Fiction -- Biography Obama.
book cover  Wings Over Nebraska: Historic Aviation Photographs
by Vince Goeres

Non-Fiction -- 629.13 qGoe.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Rain Falls Like Money  Nebraska Author
by Jack Todd

Fiction -- Todd.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Prague Cemetery
by Umberto Eco

Fiction -- Eco.
book cover  Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
by Candice Millard

Non-Fiction -- 364.152 Mil.
book cover  The Hunter
by John Lescroart

Fiction -- Lescroart.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Seal Team Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden
by Chuck Pfarrer

Non-Fiction -- Pfarrer.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Then Again
by Diane Keaton

Non-Fiction -- Biography Keaton.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Dear Mr. Musemeche: The Early Years
by Peter E. Mayeux

Non-Fiction -- Mayeux.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Other Heartbreaks: Stories
by Patricia Henley

Fiction -- Henley.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Spycatcher
by Matthew Dunn

Fiction -- Dunn.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

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