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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 December 29, 2013

2013 Selections

Books reviewed in December

book cover  This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
by Ann Patchett

Non-Fiction -- Biography Patchett.
book cover  The Gods of Guilt
by Michael Connelly

Fiction -- Connelly.
book cover  Countdown City: The Last Policeman Book II
by Ben H. Winters

Fiction -- Winters.
book cover  My Mistake: A Memoir
by Daniel Menaker

Non-Fiction -- Menaker.
book cover  The Great Heist: The Story of the Biggest Bank Robbery in History, and Why the Money Was Returned
by Jeff McArthur

Non-Fiction -- 364.155 McA.
book cover  The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics - and Can Again
by Joe Scarborough

Non-Fiction -- 324.273 Sca.
book cover  Spirit of Steamboat
by Craig Johnson

Fiction -- Johnson.
book cover  The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries
edited by Otto Penzler

[ On Order ]
book cover  Silent Night
by Robert B. Parker with Helen Brann

Fiction -- Parker.
book cover  Duck the Halls
by Donna Andrews

Fiction -- Andrews.
book cover  The Sound of Things Falling
by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

book cover  Big Jim Exon: A Political Biography
by Charles M. Pallesen Jr. and Samuel Van Pelt

Non-Fiction -- Biography Exon.
book cover  Downfall
by Jeff Abbott

Fiction -- Abbott.
book cover  Deceived
by Randy Wayne White

Fiction -- White.
book cover  Brown Dog: Novellas
by Jim Harrison

Fiction -- Harrison.
book cover  The Valley of Amazement
by Amy Tan

Fiction -- Tan.
book cover  Custer, Cody and Grand Duke Alexis: Historical Archaeology of the Royal Buffalo
by Douglas D. Scott, Peter Bleed and Stephen Damm

Fiction -- AUTHOR.
book cover  The Color War
by Jodi Picoult

Fiction -- Picoult.
(an original e-novella only available for purchase online)
book cover  The Circle
by Dave Eggers

Fiction -- Eggers.
book cover  Double Down: Game Change 2012
by Mark Halperin and John Heileman

Non-Fiction -- 324.973 Hal.
book cover  Critical Mass
by Sara Paretsky

Fiction -- Paretsky.

Books reviewed in November

book cover  Rendezvous With Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took American Into the War and Into the World
by Michael Fullilove

Non-Fiction -- 973.917 Ful.
book cover  The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Fiction -- Gilbert.
book cover  A Street Cat Named Bob
by James Bowen

Non-Fiction -- Biography Bowen.
book cover  Dallas 1963
by Bill Minutaglio

Non-Fiction -- 973.922 Min.
book cover  The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

Fiction -- Tartt.
book cover  The Double
by George Pelecanos

Fiction -- Pelecanos.
book cover  Sycamore Row
by John Grisham

Fiction -- Grisham.
book cover  The Death of Santini: The story of a Father and His Son
by Pat Conroy

Fiction -- Conroy.
book cover  The Final Cut
by Catherine Coulter

Fiction -- Coulter.
book cover  Skinnygirl Solutions: Your Straight-Up Guide to Home, Healthy, Family, Careers, Style and Sex
by Bethenny Frankel

Non-Fiction -- 6467 Fra.
book cover  Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
by Helen Fielding

Fiction -- Fielding.

Books reviewed in October

book cover  Command and Control
by Eric Schlosser

Non-Fiction -- 363.17 Sch.
book cover  Wilson
by A. Scott Berg

Non-Fiction -- Biography Wilson.
book cover  Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence
edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman

Non-Fiction -- 811.08 Wis.
book cover  One Summer: America 1927
by Bill Bryson

Non-Fiction -- 973.91 Bry.
book cover  The Mayan Secrets: A Fargo Adventure
by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry

Fiction -- Cussler.
book cover  Odds Against Tomorrow
by Nathaniel Rich

Fiction -- Rich.
book cover  Doctor Sleep
by Stephen King

Fiction -- King.
book cover  Storm Front
by John Sandford

Fiction -- Sandford.
book cover  The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity and the Battle for America's Future
by Michael Levi

Non-Fiction -- Levi.
book cover  Love by Drowning
by C.E. Poverman

Fiction -- Poverman.
book cover  MaddAddam
by Margaret Atwood

Fiction -- Atwood.

Books reviewed in September

book cover  This Town -- Two Parties and a Funeral -- Plus Plenty of Valet Parking! in America's Gilded Capital
by Mark Leibovich

Non-Fiction - 973.5 Lei.
book cover  Never Go Back
by Lee Child

Fiction -- Child.
book cover  The Annals of Unsolved Crime
by Edward Jay Epstein

Non-Fiction -- 364.152 Eps.
book cover  Witch Wraith
by Terry Brooks

Fiction -- Brooks.
book cover  The Astronaut Wives Club
by Lily Koppel

Non-Fiction -- 629.45 Kop.
book cover  Love Potion Number 10
by Betsy Woodman

Fiction -- Woodman.
book cover  Bleeding Edge
by Thompas Pynchon

Fiction -- Pynchon.
book cover  Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden's Final Plot Against America
by Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman

Non-Fiction -- 363.325 Apu.
book cover  Crossing Purgatory
by Gary Schanbacher

Fiction -- Schanbacher.
book cover  Mystery Girl
by David Gordon

Fiction -- Gordon.
book cover  Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol
by Gyles Brandreth

Fiction -- Brandreth.
book cover  Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath and Dixie's Last Quarter
by Randy Roberts and Ed Krzemienksi

Non-Fiction -- Roberts.
book cover  The Tower of Basel
by Adam LeBor

Non-Fiction -- LeBor.
book cover  The English Girl
by Daniel Silva

Fiction -- Silva.
book cover  A Tap on the Window
by Lindwood Barclay

Fiction -- Barclay.

Books reviewed in August

book cover  Night Film
by Marisha Pessl

Fiction -- Pessl.
book cover  Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports, From the Guy Who's Lived It
by Matthew Berry

Non-Fiction -- Berry.
book cover  Choke Point
by Ridley Pearson

Fiction -- Pearson.
book cover  The Fame Thief
by Timothy Hallinan

Fiction -- Berry.
book cover  Trains and Lovers
by Alexander McCall-Smith

Fiction -- McCall-Smith.
book cover  The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies
by Jonathan Alter

Non-Fiction -- Biography Obama.
book cover  The Highway
by C.J. Box

Fiction -- Box.
book cover  Light of the World
by James Lee Burke

Fiction -- Burke.
book cover  The Innocence Game
by Michael Harvey

Fiction -- Harvey.
book cover  A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
by Anthony Marra

Fiction -- Marra.
book cover  Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations
by Peter Evans and Ava Gardner

Non-Fiction -- Biography Gardner.
book cover  Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
by Michael Moss

Non-Fiction -- 613.2 Mos.

Books reviewed in July

book cover  The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
by Denise Kiernan

Non-Fiction -- 940.53 Kie.
book cover  The Oracle Code
by Charles Brokaw

Fiction -- Brokaw.
book cover  Burlington Northern Branch Lines: The Nebraska Experience
by Jim Reisdorff

Non-Fiction -- Reisdorff.
book cover  The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings Into Space
by Michelle Evans

Non-Fiction -- Evans.
book cover  The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman

Fiction -- Gaiman.
book cover  Death Zones & Darling Spies
by Beverly Deepe Keever

Non-Fiction -- Keever.
book cover  Joyland
by Stephen King

Fiction -- King.
book cover  The Third Bullet
by Stephen Hunter

Fiction -- Hunter.
book cover  Behind the Count
by Kent Krause

Non-Fiction -- Krause.
book cover  The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture
by Mary Pipher

Non-Fiction -- 303.4 Pip.
book cover  Losing the Ring in the River
by Marge Saiser

Non-Fiction -- 811 Sai.
book cover  The Kill Room
by Jeffery Deaver

Fiction -- Deaver.
book cover  Sisterland
by Curtis Sittenfeld

Fiction -- Sittenfeld.

Books reviewed in June

book cover  Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns
by Lauren Weisberger

Fiction -- Weisberger.
book cover  The Suitors
by Cecile David-Weill

Fiction -- David-Weill.
book cover  The Heist
by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Fiction -- Evanovich.
book cover  Bad Monkey
by Carl Hiaasen

Fiction -- Hiaasen.
book cover  Dakota, the Story of the Northern Plains
by Norman K. Risford  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- Risford.
book cover  The Polaris Effect: A Capelli and Ford Mystery
by A.E. Fairfield  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Fairfield.
book cover  The King's Deception
by Steve Berry

Fiction -- Berry.
book cover  Breaking Point
by C.J. Box

Fiction -- Box.
book cover  Zero Hour
by Clive Cussler

Fiction -- Cussler.
book cover  Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell

Fiction -- Rowell.  Nebraska Author
book cover  Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris and the Renegades of Nashville
by Michael Streissguth

Non-Fiction -- Streissguth.
book cover  Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal
by Jon Weiderhorn and Katherine Turman

Non-Fiction -- 781.66 Wie.
book cover  A Delicate Truth
by John LeCarre

Fiction -- LeCarre.
book cover  The Ophelia Cut
by John Lescroart

Fiction -- Lescroart.
book cover  The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-45
by Rick Atkinson

Non-Fiction -- 940.542 Atk.
book cover  And the Mountains Echoed
by Khaled Hosseini

Fiction -- Hosseini.
book cover  The Bughouse Affair
by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

Fiction -- Muller.

Books reviewed in May

book cover  My Beloved World
by Sonia Sotomayor

Non-Fiction -- Biography Sotomayor.
book cover  Inferno
by Dan Brown

Fiction -- Brown.
book cover  Little Green
by Walter Mosley

Fiction -- Mosley.
book cover  Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh and America's Fight Over World War II: 1939-1941
by Lynne Olson

Non-Fiction -- 940.53 Ols.
book cover  A Thousand Pardons
by Jonathan Dee

Fiction -- Dee.
book cover  Silken Prey
by John Sandford

Fiction -- Sandford.
book cover  Wave
by Sonali Deraniyagala

Novel -- Deraniyagala.
book cover  From Society Page to Front Page: Nebraska Women in Journalism
by Eileen M. Wirth

Non-Fiction -- 070.4 Wir.
book cover  Night Moves
by Randy Wayne White

Fiction -- White.
book cover  Wise Men
by Stuart Nadler

Fiction -- Nadler.
book cover  Paris: The Novel
by Edward Rutherfurd

Fiction -- Rutherfurd.
book cover  The Blood Gospel
by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

Fiction -- Rollins.
book cover  The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think
by Brian hare and Vanessa Woods

Non-Fiction -- 636.7 Har.

Books reviewed in April

book cover  House of Earth: A Novel
by Woody Guthrie

Fiction -- Guthrie.
book cover  Brooklyn Zoo: The Education of a Psychotherapist
by Darcy Lockman

Non-Fiction -- Lockman.
book cover  Six Years
by Harlan Coben

Fiction -- Coben.
book cover  Gulp
by Mary Roach

Non-Fiction -- 612.3 Roa.
book cover  Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Non-Fiction -- 629.4 Tys.
book cover  Mom & Me & Mom
by Maya Angelou

Non-Fiction -- Biography Angelou.
book cover  Parishoner
by Walter Mosley

Fiction -- Mosley.
book cover  Ike & Dick
by Jeffrey Frank

Non-Fiction -- 973.92 Fra.
book cover  Coolidge
by Amith Shlaes

Non-Fiction -- Biography Coolidge.
book cover  The Intercept
by Dick Wolf

Fiction -- Wolf.
book cover  The Typewriter Girl
by Alison Atlee

Fiction -- Atlee.
book cover  The Night Ranger
by Alex Berenson

Fiction -- Berenson.
book cover  Ice Cold Kill
by Dana Haynes

Fiction -- Haynes.

Books reviewed in March

book cover  Out of Order
by Sandra Day O'Connor

Non-Fiction -- Biography O'Connor.
book cover  Geronimo
by Robert Marshall Utley

Non-Fiction -- Biography Geronimo.
book cover  Middle C
by William H. Gass

[only available as an electronic download]
book cover  Haven's Wake
by Ladette Randolph

Fiction -- Randolph.
book cover  Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History Making Race Around the World
by Matthew Goodman

Non-Fiction -- 910.41 Goo.
book cover  The Da Vinci Deception
by Thomas Swan

Fiction -- Swan.
book cover  The Cezanne Chase
by Thomas Swan

Fiction -- Swan.
book cover  The Final Faberge
by Thomas Swan

Fiction -- Swan.
book cover  The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend
by Glenn Frankel

Non-Fiction -- 791.437 SeaYf.
book cover  What Happened to Sophie Wilder
by Christopher Beha

Fiction -- Beha.
book cover  Standing Firmly By the Flag, Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867
byJames E. Potter  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- 978.2 Pot.
book cover  The Sound of Broken Glass
by Deborah Crombie

Fiction -- Crombie.
book cover  Benediction
by Kent Haruf

Fiction -- Haruf.
book cover  The Storyteller
by Jodi Picoult

Fiction -- Picoult.
book cover  Iscariot
by Tosca Lee

Fiction -- Lee.
book cover  The Witch of Babylon
by D.J. McIntosh

Fiction -- McIntosh.
book cover  Tenth of December: Stories
by George Saunders

Fiction -- Sanders.
book cover  Charles Dickens: A Life
by Claire Tomalin

Non-Fiction -- Biography Dickens.
book cover  After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story
by Michael Hainey

Non-Fiction -- Hainey.

Books reviewed in February

book cover  My Brother's Book
by Maurice Sendak

Fiction -- YA Sendak.
book cover  The Pigeon Pie Mystery
by Julia Stuart

Fiction -- Stuart.
book cover  Touch & Go
by Lisa Gardner

Fiction -- Gardner.
book cover  Cover of Snow
by Jenny Milchman

Fiction -- Milchner.
book cover  Threat Vector
by Tom Clancy

Fiction -- Clancy.
book cover  The Drowning House
by Elizabeth Black

Fiction -- Black.
book cover  Detroit: An American Autopsy
by Charlie LeDuff

Non-Fiction -- LeDuff.
book cover  Wake of the Perdido Star
by Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan

Fiction -- Hackman.
book cover  Embracing Fry Bread: Confessions of a Wannabe  Nebraska Author
by Roger Welsch

Non-Fiction -- Welsch.
book cover  Insane City
by Dave Barry

Fiction -- Barry.
book cover  1356
by Bernard Cornwell

Fiction -- Cornwell.
book cover  Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's King of Beers
by William Knoedelseder

Non-Fiction -- 338.76 AnhYk.
book cover  Good Prose: The Art of Non-Fiction
by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd

Non-Fiction -- 808.02 Kid.
book cover  The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?
by Jared Diamond

Non-Fiction -- 303.4 ia.

Books reviewed in January

book cover  Martyball
by Marty Schottenheimer with Jeffrey Flanagan

Non-Fiction -- Schottenheimer.
book cover  Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty
by Jane Yolen

Fiction -- Yolen.
book cover  Out of the Blue
by Victor Cruz

Non-Fiction -- Cruz.
book cover  The Dallas Cowboys
by Joe Nick Patoski

Non-Fiction -- Patoski.
book cover  Luther: The Calling
by Neil Gross

Fiction -- Gross.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century
by Margaret Talbot

Non-Fiction -- Talbot.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Art Forger
by B.A. Shapiro

Fiction -- Shapiro.
book cover  The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I
by Stephen Alford

Non-Fiction -- 942.055 Alf.
book cover  Back to Blood
by Tom Wolfe

Fiction -- Wolfe.
book cover  Both Flesh and Not: Essays
by David Foster Wallace

Non-Fiction -- 814 Wal.
book cover  A Memory of Light
by Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan

Fiction -- Jordan.

Check out our Nebraska Author Brandon Sanderson booklist for for information about his works!

book cover  Pro Bono
by Jeff McArthur

Non-Fiction -- 364.152 McA.
book cover  A Disposition to be Rich: How a Small Town Pastor's Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash and Made Himself the Best-Hated Man in the United States
by Geoffrey Ward

Non-Fiction -- Ward [currently only available in downloadable audio and ebook formats].
book cover  Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards Into Battlegrounds
by Jim Sterba

Non-Fiction -- 304.2 Ste.

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