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Every Sunday morning issue of Lincoln's Journal Star newspaper includes the "Sunday A.M." section, featuring articles with a cultural focus. In February 2009, the Lincoln Journal Star discontinued the Sunday A.M. section, moving much of that section's contents to their "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 devised 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. We apologize for the gap from July through December 2009 -- we hope to fill in this information over time. This feature has resumed on our web site as of January 2010.

last updated January 19, 2010

2009 Selections

Books reviewed in June

book cover  Searching for Tamsen Donner
by Gabrielle Burton

Fiction -- Burton.
book cover  Vulcan's Fire
by Harold Coyle and Barrett Tillman

Fiction -- Coyle.
book cover  The Scarecrow
by Michael Connelly

Fiction -- Connelly.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD format.]
book cover  Last Mango in Texas
by Ray Blackstone

Fiction -- Blackstone.
book cover  What Happens
by Hilda Raz

Non-Fiction -- 811 Raz.
book cover  Relentless
by Dean Koontz

Fiction -- Koontz.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD and Large Print formats.]
book cover  Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
by Susan Jane Gilman

Non-Fiction -- 951.058 Gil.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio format.]
book cover  American Passage: The History of Ellis Island
by Vincent J. Cannato

Non-Fiction -- 325.73 Can.
book cover  Wrongful Death
by Robert Dugoni

Fiction -- Dugoni.
book cover  The Deepest Cut
by Dianne Emley

Fiction -- Emley.

Books reviewed in May

book cover  Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting
by Michael Perry

Biography Perry.
book cover  Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
by Alexander McCall

Fiction -- McCall-Smith.

[Also available in book-on-CD and Large Print formats.]
book cover  Gone Tomorrow
by Lee Child

Fiction -- Child.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD and Large Print formats.]
book cover  Illegal
by Paul Levine

Fiction -- Levine.
book cover  Losing Mum and Pup
by Christopher Buckley

Biography Buckley.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD formats.]
book cover  Brimstone
by Robert B. Parker

Fiction -- Parker.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD and Large Print formats.]
book cover  A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East -- From the Cold War to the War on Terror
by Patrick Taylor

Non-Fiction -- 327.56 Tyl.
book cover  Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother
edited by Barbara Graham

Non-Fiction -- 306.877 Gra.
book cover  Blood Island
by H. Terrell Griffin

Fiction -- Griffin.
book cover  William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner
by William Hogue

Biography -- Wilberforce.
book cover  Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi
by Neal Hascomb

Non-Fiction -- 364.168 Bas.

[Also available in book-on-CD format.]

Books reviewed in April

book cover  Devil's Garden
by Ace Atkins

Fiction -- Atkins.
book cover  American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA - WHen FDR Put the Nation to Work
by Nick Taylor

Fiction -- 973.917 Tay.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Her Appearing: A Love Story
by Donald G. Harvey

Fiction -- Harvey. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Life Sentences
by Laura Lippman

Fiction -- Lippman.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD format.]
book cover  Letters From Black America
edited by Pamela Newkirk

Non-Fiction -- 305.8 AfrYn.
book cover  Winging It: Dispatches From an (Almost) Empty Nest
by Catherine Goldhammer

Biography Goldhammer
book cover  Revenge
by Hugh Holton

Fiction -- Holton.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Entire Earth and Sky: Views on the Antarctic
by Leslie Carol Roberts

Non-Fiction -- Roberts. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Long Lost
by Harlan Coben

Fiction -- Coben.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD format.]
book cover  Still Alice
by Lisa Genova

Fiction -- Genova.
book cover  The All-American King
by Kent Krause

Fiction -- Krause.
book cover  True Detectives
by Jonathan Kellerman

Fiction -- Kellerman.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD and Large Print formats.]
book cover  Sin the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul
by Karen Abbott

Non-Fiction -- 306.74 Abb.
book cover  Crossing the Rhine: Breaking Into Nazi Germany - 1944 and 1945
by Lloyd Clark

Non-Fiction -- 940.542 Cla.
book cover  Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off and Other Lessons From the Lewis & Clark Trail
by Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs

Non-Fiction -- 917.8 Tub.

Books reviewed in March

book cover  Man of the House
by Ad Hudler  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Hudler.
book cover  The German Russians: Those Who Came to Sutton (2nd printing - revised)
by James R. Griess  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- 325.7 qGri 2008.
book cover  Terminal Freeze
by Lincoln Child

Fiction -- Child.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD and Large Print formats.]
book cover  Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the World Buddhist in the World
by Mary Pipher  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- Biography Pipher.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine County
by Robert V. Camuto

Non-Fiction -- Camuto. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Paths of Glory
by Jeffrey Archer

Fiction -- Archer.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD and Large Print formats.]
book cover  In a Time of War: The Proud and Perilous Journey of West Point's Class of 2002
by Bill Murphy, Jr.

Non-Fiction -- 355.009 Mur.
book cover  Rupture
by A. Scott Pearson

Fiction -- Pearson.
book cover  A Guide to the Birds of East Africa
by Nicholas Drayson

Fiction -- Drayson.
book cover  Safer
by Sean Doolittle  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Doolittle.
book cover  Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees
by Roger Deakin

Non-Fiction -- 582.16 Dea.
book cover  Sing Them Home
by Stephanie Kallos  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Kallos.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD format.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Maimonides
by Joel Kraemer

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

Books reviewed in February

book cover  I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice
by Joe Starita  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- Biography Standing.
book cover  The Associate
by John Grisham

Fiction -- Grisham.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD and Large Print formats.]
book cover  Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun: The Story of USO Hostesses During World War II
by Meghan Winchell
book cover  Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran
by Azadeh Moaveni

Non-Fiction -- 305.48 Moa.
book cover  Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey
by William Least Heat Moon

Non-Fiction -- 917.3 Hea.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Lincoln and His Admirals
by Craig L. Symonds

Non-Fiction -- Symonds. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer
by Fred Kaplan

Non-Fiction -- Biography Lincoln.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Abraham Lincoln: Great American Historians on Our 16th President
by Brian Lamb ad Susan Swain

Non-Fiction -- Lamb/Swain. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln
by John Stauffer

Non-Fiction -- Stauffer. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  One Fifth Avenue
by Candace Bushnell

Fiction -- Bushnell.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD formats.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fry-Oil-Powered Car, and a Cross-Country Search for a Greener Future
by Greg Melville

Non-Fiction -- Melville. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Charlemagne Pursuit
by Steve Berry

Fiction -- Berry.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD format.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Charles Darwin -- The Beagle Letters
edited by Frederick Burkhardt

Non-Fiction -- Burkhardt. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  The Letters
by Luanne Rice and Joseph Monninger

Fiction -- Rice.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD format.]

Books reviewed in January

book cover  Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis
by Mark K. Updegrove

Non-Fiction -- 973.09 Upd.
book cover  Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World
by Eric Foner

Biography Lincoln.
book cover  Society's Child: My Autobiography
by Janis Ian

Non-Fiction -- Music 781.64 Ian
book cover  Telex From Cuba
by Rachel Kushner

Fiction -- Kushner.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  When the Guillotine Fell
by Jeremy Mercer

Non-Fiction -- Mercer. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  I See You Everywhere
by Julia Glass

Fiction -- Glass.

[Also available in unabridged downloadable audio and book-on-CD formats.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Earthrise: How Man First Saw the Earth
by Robert Poole

Non-Fiction -- Poole. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Blood Alone
by James R. Benn

Fiction -- Benn. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  A Cure for Night
by Justin Peacock

Fiction -- Peacock.
book cover  Stealing Trinity
by Ward Larsen

Fiction -- Larsen.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Twenty West: The Great Road Across America
by Mac Nelson

Non-Fiction -- Nelson. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell

Non-Fiction -- 155.92 Gla.

[Also available in unabridged book-on-CD format.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream
by Steven Watts

Non-Fiction -- Watts. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
book cover  Fugitive days: Memoirs of an Anti-War Activist
by Bill Ayers

Biography -- Ayers.
book cover  The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854
by John R. Wunder and Joann M. Ross

Non-Fiction -- 978.202 Wun.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  The Swap
by Anthony Moore

Fiction -- Moore. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries  High Plains Horticulture
by John E. Freeman

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

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