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Lincoln Journal Star Book Reviews – 2006


ljsunderconstruction250Every 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.

2006 Selections

Books reviewed in December

by Michael Crichton

Fiction — Crichton.

Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

by John Mortimore

Fiction — Mortimore.

Beyond 9 to 5: Your Life in Time
by Sarah Norgate

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

The Phony Marine
by Jim Lehrer

Fiction — Lehrer.

A Field of Darkness
by Cornelia Read

Fiction — Read. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Prairie Suite
by Twyla Hansen  nebauthormini

Poetry — Hansen. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

First Light: Early Inspirational Writings
by Sue Monk Kidd

Fiction — Kidd

Brother Odd
by Dean Koontz

Fiction — Koontz.

First Cut

by Diane Emley

Fiction — Emley

Santa Cruise
by Carol Higgins Clark and Mary Higgins Clark

Fiction — Clark.

A Christmas Secret

by Anne Perry

Fiction — Perry.

Blue Christmas

by Mary Kay Andrews

Fiction — Andrews.

The Drummer Boy: A Christmas Tale
by Ted Dekker

Fiction — Dekker. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

The Yellow Dog, A Man’s Head, and Lock14
by Georges Simenon

Fiction — Simenon. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Killer Dreams
by Iris Johansen

Fiction — Johansen.

The Man Time Forgot

by Isiah WIlner

Non-Fiction — 070.92 Wil

The Best of Mary McGrory: A Half Century of Washington Commentary
by Mary McGrory

Non-Fiction — [ On Order ]

Fire With Fire
by Allen Kahane

Fiction — Kahane

The Cleanup
by Sean Doolittle  nebauthormini

Fiction — Doolittle

The Ines of My Soul
by Isabel Allende

Fiction — Allende.

The Fourth Bear

by Jasper Fforde

Fiction — Fforde.

The Expected One

by Kathleen McGowan

Fiction — McGowan.

Books reviewed in November

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq
by Thomas E. Ricks

Non-Fiction — 956.704 Ric

The Interpretation of Murder
by Jed Rubenfeld

Fiction — Rubenfeld.

The Right Attitude to Rain

by Alexander McCall-Smith

Fiction — McCall-Smith.

The Road

by Cormac McCarthy

Fiction — McCarthy.


by Sena Jeter Naslund

Fiction — Naslund

The Hounds and the Fury
by Rita Mae Brown

Fiction — Brown.

The Driftless Area

by Tom Drury

Fiction — Drury. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Casino Royale
by Ian Fleming

Fiction — Fleming

For One More Day
by Mitch Albom

Fiction — Albom.


by Erik Larson

Non-Fiction — 364.152 Lar.

Lisey’s Story

by Stephen King

Fiction — King.

Thanksgiving Night

by Richard Bausch

Fiction — Bausch

Truck: A Love Story
by Michael Perry

Non-Fiction — 629.224 Per

The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield

Fiction — Setterfield.

A Trout in the Sea of Cortez

by John Salter

Fiction — Salter.

Books reviewed in October

The Innocent Man
by John Grisham

Non-Fiction — 345.05 Gri.

The Assassins Gallery

by David L. Robbins

Fiction — Robbins.

Too Darn Hot

by Sandra Scoppetone

Fiction — Scoppetone.

Close to Home
by John Spence

Fiction — Spence. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

by Brian Freeman

Fiction — Freeman

Thirteen Moons
by Charles Frazier

Fiction — Frazier.

The House: The History of the House of Representatives

by Robert Remini

Non-Fiction — 328.73 Rem

A Spot of Bother
by Mark Haddon

Fiction — Haddon.

Whispering in the Giant’s Ear: A Frontline Chronicle From Bolivia’s War on Globalization

by William Powers

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

Man Camp
by Adrienne Brodeur

Fiction — Brodeur

The Alibi Club
by Francine Matthews

Fiction — Matthews.

Back to Bologna
by Michael Dibdin

Fiction — Dibdin. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Rise and Shine
by Anna Quindlen

Fiction — Quindlen.

The Cinderella Pact

by Sarah Strohmeyer

Fiction — Strohmeyer

The Prisoner of Guantanamo
by Dan Fesperman

Fiction — Fesperman

The Second Perimeter
by Mike Lawson

Fiction — Lawson

by Brad Thor

Fiction — Thor.

AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes From the Military and How It Hurts Our Country

by Kathy Roth-Doguet and Frank Schaeffer

Non-Fiction — 355.223 Rot

The Afghan
by Frederick Forsyth

Fiction — Forsyth.

Death Without Company

by Craig Johnson

Fiction — Johnson

On, Off
by Colleen McCullough

Fiction — McCullough.

Books reviewed in September

Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward
by Charlyne Berens

Non-Fiction — B H117b.

Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny
by Robert J. Miller

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

The Friend Who Got Away
by Jenny Offill and Elissa Schappell

Non-Fiction — 158.25 Off

Shadow Man
by Cody McFayden

Fiction — McFayden

Doc Holliday: The Life and the Legend
by Gary L. Roberts

Non-Fiction — B H718r.

I Die, But My Memory Lives On
by Henning Mankell

Fiction — Mankell. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Field Notes From a Catastrophe
by Elizabeth Kolbert

Non-Fiction — 363.738 Kol

The Whole World Over
by Julia Glass

Fiction — Glass.

Love in the Present Tense

by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Fiction — Hyde

The Death of Achilles
by Boris Akunin

Fiction — Akunin.

The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End

by Peter W. Galbraith

Non-Fiction — 956.704 Gal

What is Mine
by Anne Holt

Fiction — Holt

Vanishing Point
by Marcia Muller

Fiction — Muller.

Books reviewed in August

The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
by Gordon Dahlquist

Fiction — Dahlquist.

The General and the Jaguar: Pershing’s Hunt for Pancho Villa: A True Story of Revolution and Revenge
by Eileen Welsome

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

The Joy of Doing Things Badly
by Veronice Chambers

Non-Fiction — 305.242 Cha

Big Muddy Blues
by Bill Lambrecht

Non-Fiction — 978 Lam.

Never Fear
by Scott Frost

Fiction — Frost. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

The Black Panther is an African Cat: Poems of Exploration and Testimony
by Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa

Poetry — we Langa. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]es

Crime Scene: The Definitive Guide to the World Behind the Yellow Tape
by Richard Platt

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

Organized Crime: An Inside Guide to the World’s Most Successful Industry
by Paul Lunde

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

The Ultimate Spy
by H. Keith Melton

Non-Fiction — 327.12 qMel

The Ultimate Special Forces
by Hugh McManners

Non-Fiction — 356.16 qMcM

Pegasus Descending
by James Lee Burke

Fiction — Burke.

Angels Fall

by Nora Roberts

Fiction — Roberts.

The Poe Shadow

by Matthew Pearl

Fiction — Pearl.

Citizen Vince

by Jess Walter

Fiction — Walter

Wolves in Chic Clothing
by Carrie Karasyov

Fiction — Karasyov.

Indians and Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trails
by Michael L. Tate

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

Books reviewed in July

The First Men In: U.S. Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day

by Ed Ruggero

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

Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven
by Fannie Flagg

Fiction — Flagg.

Espresso Tales

by Alexander McCall-Smith

Fiction — McCall-Smith.

Walking Zen: Discovering Cosmic Space and Time Along the Prime Meridian

by Chet Raymo

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

We Are All Welcome Here
by Elizabeth Berg

Fiction — Berg.

The Wrong Hostage

by Elizabeth Lowell

Fiction — Lowell.

Water for Elephants

by Sara Gruen

Fiction — Gruen

The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril
by Paul Malmont

Fiction — Malmont.

The Broidered Garment: The Love Story of Mona Martinsen and John G. Neihardt
by Hilda Neihardt Petri

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

12 Sharp
by Janet Evanovich

Fiction — Evanovich.

The Faithful Spy

by Alex Berenson

Fiction — Berenson.

Nebraska Doppelganger
by Thomas J. Morrow  nebauthormini

Fiction — Morrow. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

This Book Will Save Your Life
by A.M. Homes

Fiction — Homes

Circle of Grace
by Penelope J. Stokes

Fiction — Stokes.

Theft: A Love Story

by Peter Carey

Fiction — Carey

White Shadow
by Ace Adkins

Fiction — Adkins

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey
by Candice Millard

Biography — B R67m

A Strong West Wind: A Memoir
by Gail Caldwell

Non-Fiction — 070.924 Cal.

Books reviewed in June

Chew on This
by Eric Schlosser

[ On Order ]

Telegraph Days
by Larry McMurtry

Fiction — McMurtry.

The Man of My Dreams

by Curtis Sittenfeld

Fiction — Sittenfeld.

The Husband

by Dean R. Koontz

Fiction — Koontz.

Falling in Love With Nastassia

by Anna Monardo

Fiction — Monardo

A Long Way Down
by Nick Hornby

Fiction — Hornby.


by Richard D. White Jr.

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

by John Updike

Fiction — Updike

A Writer’s Life
by Gay Talese

Non-Fiction — 070.924 Tal.

by Clinton McKinzie

Fiction — McKinzie. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

by Carsten Stroud

Fiction — Stroud

Angels of Wrath
by Larry Bond

Fiction — Bond.


by Francine Mathews

Fiction — Mathews. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Digging to America
by Anne Tyler

Fiction — Tyler.


by Philip Roth

Fiction — Roth.

A Travel Guide to the Plains Indians Wars

by Stan Hoig

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

Oh, What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West, 1846-1890
by Larry McMurtry

Non-Fiction — 97802 McM

Charmed Thirds
by Megan McCafferty

Juvenile Fiction — j McCafferty.

Books reviewed in May

Blue Shoes and Happiness
by Alexander McCall-Smith

Fiction — McCall-Smith.

La Malinche

by Laura Esquivel

Fiction — Esquivel

by Lisa Gardner

Fiction — Gardner.

Blood Hunt

by Ian Rankin

Fiction — Rankin

Writing to Change the World
by Mary Pipher  nebauthormini

Non-Fiction — 808.02 Pip

The Big Bamboo
by Tim Dorsey

Fiction — Dorsey

Abide With Me
by Elizabeth Strout

Fiction — Strout.

Books reviewed in April

American Theocracy
by Kevin Phillips

Non-Fiction — 322.1 Phi

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Fiction — j Zusak

by Michael Robotham

Non-Fiction — Robotham.

The Two Minute Rule

by Robert Crais

Fiction — Crais.

First in Thirst: How Gatorade Turned the Science of Sweat Into a Cultural Phenomenon
by Darren Rowell

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

The Madonnas of Leningrad
by Debra Dean

Fiction — Dean.

A Hilltop in Tuscany
by Stephanie Grace Whitson  nebauthormini

Fiction — Whitson.

A Godly Hero
by Michael Kazin

Non-Fiction — B B83k.

Love Walked In
by Maria de los Santos

Fiction — de los Santos.

by John Nance

Fiction — Nance

The Old Wine Shades
by Martha Grimes

Fiction — Grimes.

Scotty: James B. Reston and the Rise and Fall of American Journalism

by John F. Stacks

Non-Fiction — 070.92 Sta.

Tin God
by Terese Svoboda

Fiction — Svoboda. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Books reviewed in March

Manhunt: The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer
by James L. Swanson

Non-Fiction — 364.152 Swa

Brooklyn Follies
by Paul Auster

Fiction — Auster

Death of a Dreamer
by M.C. Beaton

Fiction — Beaton.

Nothing But Trouble

by Michael McGarrity

Fiction — McGarrity.
One Part Angel One Part Angel
by George Shaffner  nebauthormini

Fiction — Shaffner.
A Necessary Evil A Necessary Evil
by Alex Kava  nebauthormini

Fiction — Kava.

Fifty Degrees Below Fifty Degrees Below
by Kim Stanley Robinson

Fiction — Robinson.

America Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville
by Bernard-Henri Levi

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

The Best People in the World The Best People in the World
by Justin Tussing

Fiction — Tussing.

Weed ‘Em and Reap Weed ‘Em and Reap
by Roger Welsch  nebauthormini

Non-Fiction — 641.562 Wel.

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights
by Kenji Toshino

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

The Usual Mistakes
by Erin Flanagan

Fiction — Flanagan. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Cinnamon Kiss
by Walter Mosley

Fiction — Mosley.

by Stephen King

Fiction — King.

The World According to Mimi Smartypants
by Mimi Smartypants

Fiction — Smartypants. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Books reviewed in February

Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Journey Into Manhood and Back Again
by Norak Vincent

Non-Fiction — [ On Order ].

Dean & Me (A Love Story)
by Jerry Lewis

Non-Fiction — 791.092 Lew.

S is for Silence
by Sue Grafton

Fiction — Grafton.

Canaan’s Tongue

by John Wray

Fiction — Wray.

The Good Life
by Jay McInerny

Fiction — McInerny.

Through a Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold’s March to Quebec, 1775
by Thomas A. Desjardin

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

Facing Rushmore
by David Lozell Martin

Fiction — Martin. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

The Da Vinci Diet
by Stephen Lanzalotta

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

Rain Dogs
by Sean Doolittle  nebauthormini

Fiction — Doolittle.

Single Woman of a Certain Age
edited by Jane Ganahl

Fiction — Anthology. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Marley & Me
by John Grogan

Non-Fiction — 636.752 Gro.

Pomegranate Soup
by Marsha Mehran

Fiction — Mehran.

Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America
by Harm de Blij

Non-Fiction — 909.83 Deb.

Europe Central
by William T. Vollmann

Fiction — Vollmann.
This item not currently owned by Lincoln City Libraries

Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald
by Michael Schumacher

Fiction — Schumacher. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

Curse of the Narrows
by Laura R. MacDonald

Non-Fiction — 940.3 Mac.

Purity of Blood
by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Fiction — Perez-Reverte.

Books reviewed in January

Arthur and George
by Julian Barnes

Fiction — Barnes.

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
by Gregory Maguire

Fiction — Maguire.

Son of a Witch
by Gregory Maguire

Fiction — Maguire.

Forever Odd
by Dean Koontz

Fiction — Koontz.

These Trespasses
by Jim Reese

Poetry — Reese. [Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.]

13 Steps Down 13 Steps Down
by Ruth Rendell

Fiction — Rendell [M].

Remains Silent
by Michael Baden and Linda Kenney

Fiction — Baden [M].

by Tilly Bagshawe

Fiction — Bagshawe.

How to Be Lost

by Amanda Eyre Ward  nebauthormini

Fiction — Ward.

Saving Fish From Drowning Saving Fish From Drowning
by Amy Tan

Fiction — Tan.

Dog Days

by Ana Marie Cox

Fiction — Cox.

The Lighthouse The Lighthouse
by P.D. James

Fiction — James [M].

Nelson’s Trafalgar: The Battle That Changed the World
by Roy Adkins

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

Raising Less Corn, More Hell: The Case for the Independent Farm and Against Industrial Food
by George Pyle

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

The Sea The Sea
by John Banville

Fiction — Banville.

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