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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, 2011

2011 Selections

Books reviewed in December

book cover  The Marriage Plot
by Jeffrey Eugenides

Fiction -- Eugenides.
book cover  Death Comes to Pemberley
by P.D. James

Fiction -- James.
book cover  The Language of Light
by Meg Waite Clayton

Fiction -- Clayton.
book cover  Already Gone
by John Rector  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Rector.
book cover  A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
by Dava Sobel

Non-Fiction -- 523.2 Sob.
book cover  Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
by Susan Orlean

Non-Fiction -- 636.737 Orl.
book cover  Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
by Ian Toll

Non-Fiction -- 940.542 Tol.
book cover  Defensive Wounds
by Lisa Black

Fiction -- Black.
book cover  The Drop
by Michael Connelly

Fiction -- Connelly.
book cover  Zero Day
by David Baldacci

Fiction -- Baldacci.
book cover  Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
by Robert K. Massie

Non-Fiction -- Biography Catherine.
book cover  Bohemian Girl
by Terese Svoboda

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

Non-Fiction -- Biography Dickens.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Whore of Akron: One Man's Search for the Soul of LeBron James
by Scott Raab

Non-Fiction -- Raab.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Ranger
by Ace Atkins

Fiction -- Atkins.

Books reviewed in November

This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  This is Not the Ivy League: A Memoir
by Mary Clearman Blew

Non-Fiction -- Blew.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Nightwoods
by Charles Frazier

Fiction -- Frazier.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Game of Secrets
by Dawn Tripp

Fiction -- Tripp.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Blue Nights
by Joan Didion

Fiction -- Didion.
book cover  The Alloy of Law
by Brandon Sanderson  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Sanderson.
book cover  A Bitter Truth
by Charles Todd

Fiction -- Todd.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Salvage
by Jesmyn Ward

Fiction -- Ward.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  11/22/63
by Stephen King

Fiction -- King.
book cover  1Q84
by Haruki Murakami

Fiction -- Murakami.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Atlas of the Great Plains
by Stephen J. Lavin, Fred M. Shelley and J. Clark Archer

Non-Fiction -- Lavin.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  A Sheetcake Named Desire
by Jacklyn Brady

Fiction -- Brady.
book cover  A Far Allegiance
by Roy Scheele

Non-Fiction -- 811 Sch.
book cover  Let's Take the Long Way Home
by Gail Caldwell

Non-Fiction -- Biography Caldwell.
book cover  With Friends Like These
by Sally Koslow

Fiction -- Koslow.
book cover  Eyes Wide Open
by Andrew Gross

Fiction -- Gross.
book cover  The Cat's Table
by Michael Ondaatje

Fiction -- Ondaatje.

Books reviewed in October

book cover  The Litigators
by John Grisham

Fiction -- Grisham.
book cover  The Exorcist
by William Peter Blatty

Fiction -- Blatty.

Library does not own the specific 40th anniversary (2011) edition reviewed this day.
book cover  No Rest for the Dead
a group novel by 27 combined authors

Fiction -- Brown.
book cover  Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson

Non-Fiction -- Biography Jobs.
book cover  The Art of Fielding
by Chad Harbach

Fiction -- Harbach.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Future of Water, a Startling Look Ahead
by Steve Maxwell and Scott Yates

Non-Fiction -- Maxwell.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Murder in Passy
by Cara Black

Fiction -- Black.
book cover  The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Search for Justice
by Kathryn Bolkovac and Cari Lynn

Non-Fiction -- 364.15 Bol.
book cover  The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern

Fiction -- Morgenstern.
book cover  Forbidden
by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

Fiction -- Dekker.
book cover  The Vault
by Boyd Morrison

Fiction -- Morrison.
book cover  The Dovekeepers
by Alice Hoffman

Fiction -- Hoffman.
book cover  Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues
by Michael Brandman

Fiction -- Brandman.
book cover  Acceptable Loss
by Anne Perry

Fiction -- Perry.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Tunnel Vision
by Gary Braver

Fiction -- Braver.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Death at the Chateau Bremont
by Mike Longworth

Fiction -- Longworth.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Goddess of Vengeance
by Jackie Collins

Fiction -- Collins.

Books reviewed in September

book cover  The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin
by Joe McGinniss

Non-Fiction -- Biography Palin.
book cover  Abyss
by David Hagberg

Fiction -- Hagberg.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Heady Waters
by John Louis Horan  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Horan.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Girl in the Garden
by Kamala Nair

Fiction -- Nair.
book cover  Foxy: My Life in Three Acts
by Pam Grier

Non-Fiction -- Biography Grier.
book cover  Buried Secrets
by Joseph Finder

Fiction -- Finder.
book cover  In My Time
by Dick Cheney  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- Biography Cheney.
book cover  Leaving Van Gogh
by Carol Wallace

Fiction -- Wallace.
book cover  You're Next
by Gregg Hurwitz

Fiction -- Hurwitz.
book cover  Betrayal of Trust
by J.A. Jance

Fiction -- Jance.
book cover  Sixkill
by Robert B. Parker

Fiction -- Parker.
book cover  The Secret Lives of Dresses
by Erin McKean

Fiction -- McKean.

Books reviewed in August

This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Sweet Jimmy
by Kristin Gore

Fiction -- Gore.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Submission
by Amy Waldman

Fiction -- Waldman.
book cover  The Keeper of Lost Causes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Fiction -- Adler-Olsen.
book cover  Potsdam Station
by David Downing

Fiction -- Downing.
book cover  My Nebraska: The Good, the Bad and the Husker
by Roger Welsch  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- 917.82 Wel.
book cover  Hot: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth
by Mark Hertsgaard

Non-Fiction -- 363.738 Her.
book cover  Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood and Invented Modern Horror
by Jason Zinoman

Non-Fiction -- 791.436 Zin.
book cover  The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic
by Michael Sims

Non-Fiction -- Biography White.
book cover  House Divided
by Mike Lawson

Fiction -- Lawson.
book cover  The Mistress of Nothing
by Kate Pullinger

Fiction -- Pullinger.
book cover  The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning and Gambling Feel So Good
by David J. Linden

Non-Fiction -- 612.823 Lin.
book cover  Bloodmoney
by David Ignatius

Fiction -- Ignatius.
book cover  A Visit From the Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan

Fiction -- Egan.
book cover  Close Your Eyes
by Amanda Eyre Ward

Fiction -- Ward.

Books reviewed in July

book cover  Hotwire
by Alex Kava

Fiction -- Kava.
book cover  Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan
by Del Quentin Wilber

Non-Fiction -- 973.927 Wil.
book cover  Folly Beach
by Dorothea Benton Frank

Fiction -- Frank.
book cover  The Fund
by H.T. Narea

Fiction -- Narea.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Solitude of Prime Numbers
by Paulo Giordano

Fiction -- Giordano.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Payback at Morning Peak
by Gene Hackman

Fiction -- Hackman.
book cover  Ghost Story
by Jim Butcher

Fiction -- Butcher.
book cover  Innocent
by Scott Turow

Fiction -- Turow.
book cover  The Greater Journey: An American in Paris
by David McCullough

Non-Fiction -- 920.02 McC.
book cover  Never Wave Goodbye
by Doug McGee

Fiction -- McGee.
book cover  State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett

Fiction -- Patchett.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Social Climber's Handbook
by Molly Jong-Fast

Fiction -- Jong-Fast.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Trespasser
by Paul Doiron

Fiction -- Doiron.

Books reviewed in June

book cover  The Story of Beautiful Girl
by Rachel Simon

Fiction -- Simon.
book cover  One Summer
by David Baldacci

Fiction -- Baldacci.
book cover  A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion
by Ron Hansen  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Hansen.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Return of Ixtab
by Robert Zitella

Fiction -- Zitella.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Bobblehead Dad: 25 Life Lessons I Forgot I Knew
by Jim Higley

Non-Fiction -- Higley.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson

Non-Fiction -- AUTHOR.
book cover  Cold Wind
by C.J. Box

Fiction -- Box.
book cover  Omega Theory
by Mark Alpert

Fiction -- Alpert.
book cover  Treason at Lisson Grove
by Anne Perry

Fiction -- Perry.
book cover  Come to the Edge: A Memoir
by Christina Haag

Non-Fiction -- Biography Haag.
book cover  The Snowman
by Jo Nesbo

Fiction -- Nesbo.
book cover  The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
by Alice Ozma

Non-Fiction -- Biography Ozma.
book cover  The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
by Wendy McClure

Non-Fiction -- 813 WilYm.

Books reviewed in May

book cover  Breaking the Rules
by Suzanne Brockmann

Fiction -- Brockmann.
book cover  The Sixth man
by David Baldacci

Fiction -- Baldacci.
book cover  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

Non-Fiction -- Biography Lacks.
book cover  Caleb's Crossing
by Geraldine Brooks

Fiction -- Brooks.
book cover  Among Thieves
by David Hosp

Fiction -- Hosp.
book cover  I Think I Love You
by Allison Pearson

Fiction -- Pearson.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and downloadable E-boook formats.]
book cover  A Fierce Radiance
by Lauren Belfer

Fiction -- Belfer.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and downloadable E-book formats.]
book cover  Electric Barracuda
by Tim Dorsey

Fiction -- Dorsey.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable E-book format.]
book cover  The Pope's Assassin
by Luis M. Rocha

Fiction -- Rocha.
book cover  Andrew Johnson
by Annette Gordon-Reed

Non-Fiction -- Biography Johnson.
book cover  The Troubled Man
by Henning Mankell

Fiction -- Mankell.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio, downloadable E-book and book-on-CD formats.]
book cover  15 Minutes: General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annhilation
by L. Douglas Keeney

Non-Fiction -- 355.021 Kee.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Found Wanting
by Robert Goddard

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

Books reviewed in April

book cover  Bossypants
by Tina Fey

Non-Fiction -- Biography Fey.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD format.]
book cover  Gideon's Sword
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Fiction -- Preston.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD formats.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Pretty magic: Being the Memoirs and Confessions of Miss Evelyn Harbinger, Temptress and Troublemaker
by Camille DeAngelis

Fiction -- DeAngelis.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Coffins of Little Hope
by Timothy Schaffert  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Shaffert.
book cover  Attachments
by Rainbow Rowell  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Rowell.
book cover  Live Wire
by Harlan Coben

Fiction -- Coben.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and downloadable E-book and book-on-CD and Large Print formats.]
book cover  The Color of Night
by Madison Smartt Bell

Fiction -- Bell.
book cover  Swallowing the Soap: New and Selected Poems
by William Kloefkorn  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- 811 Klo.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word
by Allan Metcalf

Non-Fiction -- Metcalf.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Secret Soldier
by Alex Berenson

Fiction -- Berenson.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD format.]
book cover  Swamplandia
by Karen Russell

Fiction -- Russell.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD and Downloadable E-book formats.]
book cover  Satori
by Don Winslow  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Winslow.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Narrows Gate
by Jim Fusilli

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

Books reviewed in March

book cover  A Lonely Death
by Charles Todd

Fiction -- Todd.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD and downloadable E-book formats.]
book cover  Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil
by Jerome Charyn

Non-Fiction -- Biography DiMaggio.
book cover  The Contract Surgeon
by Dan O'Brien

Fiction -- O'Brien.
book cover  The Indian Agent
by Dan O'Brien

Fiction -- O'Brien.
book cover  The Radleys
by Matt Haig

Fiction -- Haig.
book cover  The Janus Stone
by Elly Griffiths

Fiction -- Griffiths.
book cover  The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin
by Joe McGinniss

Non-Fiction -- Biography Palin.
book cover  Fatal Error
by J.A. Jance

Fiction -- Jance.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD and Large Print formats.]
book cover  Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart
by Stefan Kanfer

Non-Fiction -- Biography Bogart.
book cover  Hell's Horizon
by Darren Shan

Fiction -- Shan.
book cover  The Weird Sisters
by Eleanor Brown

Fiction -- Brown.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and downloadable E-book formats.]
book cover  The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy and the Way Out of Afghanistan
by Bing West

Non-Fiction -- 958.104 Wes.
book cover  Kind of Blue
by Miles Corwin

Fiction -- Corwin.
book cover  Cold Shot to the Heart
by Wallace Stroby

Fiction -- Stroby.
book cover  The Red Garden
by Alice Hoffman

Fiction -- Hoffman.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and downloadable E-book formats.]

Books reviewed in February

book cover  A Discovery of Witches
by Deborah Harkness

Fiction -- Harkness.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us
by Sheril Kirshenbaum

Non-Fiction -- Kirshenbaum.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain

Fiction -- McLain.
book cover  Call Me Irresistible
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Fiction -- Phillips.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD and downloadable E-book formats.]
book cover  The Death Instinct
by Jed Rubenfeld

Fiction -- Rubenfeld.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD formats.]
book cover  Driven West: Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil War
by A.J. Langguth

Non-Fiction -- 973.56 Lan.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD format.]
book cover  Shortcut Man
by P.G. Sturge

Fiction -- Sturge.
book cover  The Inner Circle
by Brad Meltzer

Fiction -- Meltzer.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD formats.]
book cover  I Hotel
by Karen Tei Yamashita

Fiction -- Yamashita.
book cover  And the Rest is History: The Famous (and Infamous) First Meetings of the World's Most Passionate Couples
by Marlene Wagman-Geller

Non-Fiction -- 790 Wag.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Stash
by David Klein

Fiction -- Klein.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Agent X
by Noah Boyd

Fiction -- Boyd.
book cover  The Stray Sod Country: A Novel
by Patrick McCabe

Fiction -- McCabe.
book cover  The Winter Ghosts
by Kate Mosse

Fiction -- Mosse.
book cover  The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
by Glyis Ridley

Non-Fiction -- Biography Baret.

Books reviewed in January

book cover  A Man in Uniform
by Kate Taylor

Fiction -- Taylor.
book cover  Clara and Mr. Tiffany
by Susan Vreeland

Fiction -- Vreeland.

[Also available iidx=title&op=and&qdged downloadable audio and downloadable E-book formats.]
book cover  Lord of Misrule
by Jaimy Gordon

Fiction -- Gordon.
book cover  Red Rain
by Bruce Murkoff

Fiction -- Murkoff.
book cover  The Sentry
by Robert Crais

Fiction -- Crais.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and downloadable E-book formats.]
book cover  Bird Cloud: A Memoir
by Annie Proulx

Non-Fiction -- Biography Proulx.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD format.]
book cover  Fatal Error
by F. Paul Wilson

Fiction -- Wilson.
book cover  Texas Standoff: A Novel of the Texas Rangers
by Elmer Kelton

Fiction -- Kelton.
book cover  Damage
by John Lescroart

Fiction -- Lescroart.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD formats.]
book cover  What the Night Knows
by Dean Koontz

Fiction -- Koontz.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable E-book and book-on-CD and Large Print formats.]
book cover  The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
by Richard Dawkins

Non-Fiction -- 576.8 Daw.
book cover  As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto
edited by Joan Reardon

Non-Fiction -- Biography Child.
book cover  Come Again No More
by Jack Todd  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Todd.
book cover  The Man Who Invented the Computer
by Jane Smiley

Non-Fiction -- Biography Atanasoff.
book cover  Luka and the Fire of Life
by Salman Rushdie

Fiction -- Rushdie.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable E-book format.]
book cover  And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied France
by Alan Riding

Non-Fiction -- 944.36 Rid.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable E-book format.]
book cover  The Lucifer Code
by Charles Brokaw

Fiction -- Brokaw.
book cover  All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis
by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera

Non-Fiction -- 330.973 McL.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Book of Nathan
by Curt Weeden and Richard Marek

Fiction -- Weeden.
[Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Colonel Roosevelt
by Edmund Morris

Non-Fiction -- Biography Roosevelt.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD and downloadable E-book formats.]
book cover  Red Jade
by Henry Chang

Fiction -- Chang.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Fly by Wire
by Ward Larsen

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

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