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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 April 18, 2021

2021 Selections

Books reviewed in April

Sid and the Boys: Playing Ball in the Face of Race and Big Business
by Carl McCullough

Non-Fiction —not currently in the Lincoln City Libraries’ collection


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


Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home
by Alexander Wolff

Non-Fiction — libraries only have this in electronic formats


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


An Extravagant Death
by Charles Finch

Fiction — Finch


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


Books reviewed in March

The Survivors
by Jane Harper

Fiction — Harper


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


Three Ordinary Girls: The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who Became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassins, and WWII Heroes
by Tim Brady (Brady)

Non-Fiction — ( On Order )


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


More in Time: A Tribute to Ted Kooser
edited by Jessica Poli, Marco Abel and Timothy Schaffert

Non-Fiction — Heritage 811 Koo


Unholy Heart: New and Selected Poems
by Grace Bauer

Non-Fiction — [ not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries ]

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


A Shot in the Moonlight: How a Freed Slave and a Confederate Soldier Fought for Justice in the Jim Crow South
by Ben Montgomery

Fiction — Dorsey


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


Books reviewed in February


Tropic of Stupid
by Tim Dorsey

Fiction — Dorsey


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


Watch Her
by Edwin Hill

Fiction — Hill


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (February 16-20):


No local book review appeared in the physical February 14, 2021 issue of the paper.


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


No local book review appeared in the physical February 7, 2021 issue of the paper.


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


Books reviewed in January


Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku
by Natalie Goldberg

Non-Fiction — [ available from the libraries only in E-book format ]

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


No local book review appeared in the physical January 24, 2021 issue of the paper.


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


The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest
by Ed Caesar

Non-Fiction — Biography Wilson


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


World of Wonders: In Praise of Firelies, Whale Sharks and Other Astonishmens
by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Non-Fiction — 590 Nez


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


A Hanging at Dawn
by Charles Todd

Fiction — Todd


Between the Sundays: Syndicated book reviews published by the Journal Star only on their website (December 28 – January 2):


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