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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 only to the reviews that have appeared in the print edition of the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper — UPDATE: Starting in May 2019, we’re also providing a list of the titles reviewed by the LJS only online as well. You can follow this link to see even more book reviews on the Lincoln Journal Star website, though those won’t be hotlinked into the library’s online catalog.

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last updated October 13, 2019

2019 Selections

Books reviewed in October

Mr. Straight Arrow: The Career of John Hersey, Author of Hiroshima
by Jeremy Treglown

[ not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries ]

Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies that Created the Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Students
by Andrew Pollack

Non-Fiction – On Order


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (September 30-October 5):


Books reviewed in September

Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents
edited by Lise Funderburg

[ not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries ]

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


Nights in White Castle
by Steve Rushin

Non-Fiction – Biography Rushin


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


In the Country of Women: A Memoir
by Susan Straight

Non-Fiction – [libraries currently own only as ebook and downloadable audiobook]

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


The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, A Killer, And the Birth of Gangster Nation
by Rich Cohen

Non-Fiction – [libraries currently own only as downloadable audiobook]

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


Four Friends: Promising Lives Cut Short
by William D. Cohan

Non-Fiction – 920.02 Coh


Books reviewed in August

Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (August 26-31):

Searching for Stonewall Jackson
by Ben Cleary

[ not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries ]

Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (August 19-24):

The Line Between
by Tosca Lee Nebraska Author

Fiction – Lee


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (August 12-17):


Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor’s Struggle for Home in Rural America
by Ayaz Virji

Non-Fiction – Biography Virji


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (August 5-10):


No local book review appeared in the physical August 4th, 2019 issue of the paper.


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (July 29-August 3):


Books reviewed in July

Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life is What You Make It
by Adam Savage

Non-Fiction – Biography Savage


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (July 22-27):


No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
by Rachel Louise Snyder

Non-Fiction – 362.82 Sny


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (July 15-20):


Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning
by Elliot Ackerman

Non-Fiction – Biography Ackerman


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (July 8-13):


The Queen
by Josh Levin

Non-Fiction – Biography [Currently only owned as a downloadable audio by the Lincoln City Libraries]

Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (July 1-6):


Books reviewed in June

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
by Sonia Purnell

Non-Fiction – 973.81 Win


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


The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation
by Brenda Wineapple

Non-Fiction – 973.81 Win


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


The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
by David McCullough

Non-Fiction – [ On Order ]

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


Girl Gone Missing
by Marcie R. Rendon

Fiction – Rendon


No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History
by Dane Huckelbridge

Non-Fiction – 599.756 Huc


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


Women Talking
by Miriam Toews

Fiction – Toews


Books reviewed in May

Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (May 27-June 1):


Flight to the Top of the World: The Adventures of Walter Wellman
by David Bristow

Non-Fiction – Biography Wellman


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (May 20-25):


Repentance
by Andrew Lam

Fiction – Lam [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries]

Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (May 13-18):


Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level
by Leander Kahney

Non-Fiction – Kahney [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries]

Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (May 6-11):


The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
by Rick Atkinson

Non-Fiction – 629.454 Bri


Books reviewed in April

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
by Douglas Brinkley

Non-Fiction – 629.454 Bri


Women’s Work: A Reckoning With Work and Home
by Megan K. Stack

Non-Fiction – Stack [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries]

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster
by Adam Higginbottom

Non-Fiction – 363.179 Hig


The Darkest Year: The American Home Front 1941-1942
by William Klingaman

Non-Fiction – Klingaman [currently available only in E-book format from the libraries]

Books reviewed in March

In Miniature: How Small Things Illuminate the World
by Simon Garfield

Non-Fiction – Garfield [ On Order ]

The Salt Path: A Memoir
by Raynor Winn

Non-Fiction – Winn [available only as a downloadable audiobook from the Lincoln City Libraries]

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
by Patrick Radden Keefe

Non-Fiction – 364.152 Kee


Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter
by Tom Clavin

Non-Fiction – Clavin [ On Order ]

Let’s Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks
by Doug Wilson

Non-Fiction – Biography Banks


Books reviewed in February

Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream
by Carson Vaughn

Non-Fiction – 590.73 Vau


Becoming
by Michelle Obama

Non-Fiction – Biography Obama


The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
by Brad Meltzer

Non-Fiction – Biography Washington


An Arabian Journey: One Man’s Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East
by Levison Wood

Non-Fiction – 915.6 Woo


Books reviewed in January

The Water Cure
by Sophie Mackintosh

Fiction – Mackintosh


President Carter: The White House Years
by Stuart Eizenstat

Non-Fiction – Biography Carter


A Spark of Light
by Jodi Picoult

Fiction – Picoult


The Collector’s Apprentice
by B.A. Shapiro

Fiction – Shapiro


The Dakota Winters
by Tom Barbash

Fiction – Barbash


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