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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 January 22, 2023

2023 Selections

Books reviewed in January


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


The Magic Kingdom
by Russell Banks

Fiction — ( On Order )


Dancing with Welk: Music, Memory, and Prairie Troubadours
by Christopher Vondracek

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 (January 16-21):


Local reviewer Francis Moul shared “A Winter’s Reading List”, featuring a number of authors both from Nebraska, and elsewhere. This list included: Mari Sandoz, Willa Cather, John Neihardt, John Janovy Jr. (specifically his Back in Keith County, Walter Prescott Webb (specifically his The Great Frontier and The Great Plains), Alvin M. Josephy Jr.’s The Indian Heritage of America, David McCullough’s The Pioneers, Dan O’Brien’s The Indian Agent, the works of South Dakota poet Linda Hasselstrom, the Jack Reacher novels of Lee Child, Earth: The Sequel by Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn, The Grasslands of North America and American Indians of the Great Plains by Loretta Fowler, and Red Stilts or anything else by former U.S. Poet Laureate and Nebraska native Ted Kooser.

Note: Moul also suggested you “check the library for a copy of Local Nebraska History by Myrtle D. Barry,” but we regret to inform you that such a volume does not exist in the Lincoln City Libraries collection, nor can we find any reference to it in other libraries, either local or elsewhere.


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


Hester
by Laurie Lico Albanese

Fiction — Albanese


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


Sinister Graves
by Marcie R. Rendon

Fiction — Rendon


American Midnight: The Great War, A Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis
by Adam Hochschild

Non-Fiction — ( On Order )


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