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Lincoln Journal Star Book Reviews

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ljsEvery Saturday and Sunday morning issue of the Lincoln 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.

Note: Although the Lincoln Journal Star is reviewing fewer books in the print edition of the paper, they are including many more syndicated book reviews (from outside sources) on their website. This index on BookGuide is primarily to the reviews that have appeared in the print edition of the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper — UPDATE: Starting in May 2019, we now also provide a list of the titles reviewed by the LJS only on their website as well.

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last updated May 25, 2022

2022 Selections

Books reviewed in May

Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (May 23-28):


Quest for the Presidency: The Storied and Surprising History of Presidential Campaigns in America
by Bob Riel

Non-Fiction — [ On Order ]

Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (May 16-21):


Chasing the Ghost Bear: On the Trail of America’s Last Super Beast
by Mike Stark

Non-Fiction — Not currently in the libraries’ collection


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (May 9-14):


How Did I Do That? A Life of Risk and Reward
by Bill Dutcher

Non-Fiction — Library only has in E-book format


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (May 2-7):


Very Cold People
by Sarah Manguso

Fiction — Not currently in the libraries’ collection


Books reviewed in April

Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (April 25-30):


Thank You, Mr. Nixon
by Gish Jen

Fiction — Gen


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (April 18-23):

  • Shelter: A Black Tale of Homeland, Baltimore by Lawrence Jackson
  • Passersthrough by Peter Rock
  • The Unwritten Book: An Investigation by Samantha Hunt
  • Splendid Anatomies by Allison Wyss
  • From Hollywood With Love by Scott Meslow

Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now
by Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, and Philip Wang

Non-Fiction — 305.8 AsiYy


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (April 11-16):


Cost of Living: Essays
by Emily Maloney

Non-Fiction — Biography Maloney


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (April 4-9):


The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife
by Brad Balukjian

Non-Fiction — Libraries currently have only in a Hoopla downloadable Audiobook format


Books reviewed in March

Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (March 28-April 2):


The Nineties: A Book
by Chuck Klosterman

Non-Fiction — 306.097 Klo


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (March 21-26):


South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation
by Imani Perry

Non-Fiction — 917.5 Per


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (March 14-19):


Watergate: A New History
by Garrett M. Graff

Non-Fiction — Music 781.66 Kay


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (March 7-12):


1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir
by Ai Weiwei

Non-Fiction — Not currently in the libraries’ collection


Home/Land: A Memoir of Departure and Return
by Rebecca Mead

Non-Fiction — Not currently in the libraries’ collection


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (February February 28 – March 5):


Books reviewed in February

Our Country Friends
by Gary Shteyngart

Non-Fiction — Music 781.66 Kay


A Previous Life: Another Posthumous Novel
by Edmund White

Non-Fiction — Music 781.66 Kay


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (February 21-26):


Old Poets: Reminiscences and Opinions
by Donald Hall

Hoopla E-book


Lightning Striking
by Kenny Kaye

Non-Fiction — Music 781.66 Kay


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (February 14-19):


The Fortune Men
by Nadifa Mohamed

Fiction — Mohamed


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (February 7-12):


Tell Me How to Be
by Neel Patel

Non-Fiction — 614.49 Kan


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (January 31-February 5):


Books reviewed in January


20th Century-Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Creation of the Modern Film Studio
by Scott Eyman

Non-Fiction — 791.438 TweYe


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (January 24-29):


Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World’s Worst Diseases
by Lydia Kang M.D. and Nate Pedersen

Non-Fiction — 614.49 Kan


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (January 17-22):

  • The Latinist by Mark Prins
  • Small World by Jonathan Evison
  • The Passenger by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz
  • Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
  • Always Remember Your Name by Andra and Tatiana Bucci, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
  • Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America’s Empire by Jonathan M. Katz

The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People
by Rick Bragg

Fiction — Harding


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (January 10-15):


Bright Burning Things
by Lisa Harding

Fiction — Harding


The Writing of the Gods
by Edward Dolnick

Non-Fiction — 493.1 Dol


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (January 3-8):


What Just Happened: Notes on a Long Year
by Charles Finch

Non-Fiction — 814 Fin


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