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Lincoln Journal Star Book Reviews – 2010

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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.

2010 Selections

Books reviewed in December

Rescue
by Anita Shreve

Fiction — Shreve


The Nebraska Dispatches

by Christopher Cartmill

Biography — Cartmill


Bitter Legacy
by H. Terrell Griffin

Fiction — Griffin


Charlie Chan
by Yunte Huang

Non-Fiction — Huang (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights
by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

Non-Fiction — Jenkins (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
by Elif Batuman

Non-Fiction — 891.7 Bat


Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
by Tom Franklin

Fiction — Franklin


The Quiet Book

by Deborah Underwood

Juvenile Picture Book — jP Underwood


The Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
by S.C. Gwynne

Fiction — AUTHOR


The Grand Design

by Stephen Hawking

Non-Fiction — 530.142 Haw


An Object of Beauty

by Steve Martin

Fiction — Martin.


The Network
by Jason Elliot

Fiction — Elliot (eAudiobook only)


The Emperor’s Tomb
by Steve Berry

Fiction — Berry


The Sherlockian
by Graham Moore

Fiction — Moore


Port Mortuary
by Patricia Cornwell

Fiction — Cornwell


An Amish Christmas
by Cynthia Keller

Fiction — Keller


The Solemn Lantern Maker
by Melinda Bobis

Fiction — Bobis (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


A Christmas Odyssey
by Anne Perry

Fiction — Perry


Stolen Horses
by Dan O’Brien

Fiction — O’Brien


Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion
by Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel

Biography — Brennan (eBook only)


Super Sad True Love Story
by Gary Shteyngart

Fiction — Shteyngart


Books reviewed in November

Full Dark, No Stars
by Stephen King

Fiction — King


Worth Dying For
by Lee Child

Fiction — Child


Now I See the Moon: A Mother, A Son, A Miracle
by Elaine Hall

Non-Fiction — 618.928 Hal


Inside Out
by Barry Eisler

Fiction — Eisler


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
by Isabel Wilkerson

Non-Fiction — 307.76 Wil


Betrayer
by Bill Pronzini

Fiction — Pronzini


Moonlight Mile
by Dennis Lehane

Fiction — Lehane


The Violin of Auschwitz
by Maria Angels Anglada

Fiction — Anglada


Portobello
by Ruth Rendell

Fiction — Rendell


Great House
by Nicole Krauss

Fiction — Krauss


The Vertical Farm
by Dickson Dispommier

Non-Fiction — Dispommier (eAudiobook only)


Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer
by Nancy G. Brinker

Biography — Brinker


The Games That Changed the Game: The Evolution of the NFL in Seven Sundays
by Ron Jaworski w/ Greg Cosell and David Plaut

Non-Fiction — 796.332 Jaw


After America
by John Birmingham

Fiction — Birmingham


Books reviewed in October

A Nose for Justice
by Rita Mae Brown

Fiction — Brown


Historic Photos of Nebraska
by Tad Stryker  nebauthormini

Non-Fiction — 978.2 qStr


Squrrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
by David Sedaris

Fiction — Sedaris


The Reapers Are the Angels
by Alden Bell

Fiction — Bell


Beautiful Maria of My Soul
by Oscar Hijuelos

Fiction — Hijuelos (eAudiobook only)


Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War
by Andrew J. Bacevich

Non-Fiction — 355.033 Bac


The Hanging Tree
by Bryan Gruley

Fiction — Gruley


The Capitol Game
by Brian Haig

Fiction — Haig


The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing and the Science of Suffering
by Melanie Thernstrom

Non-Fiction — Thernstrom (eAudiobook only)


The Cabal
by David Hagberg

Fiction — Hagberg


Naked Heat
by “Richard Castle”

Fiction — Castle


The Only State: A History of Public Power in Nebraska
by Don Schaufelberger and Bill Beck  nebauthormini

Non-Fiction — 333.793 qSch


Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession
by Venus Williams

Non-Fiction — 796.01 Wil


Reviving Ophelia
by Mary Pipher

Non-Fiction — 305.235 Pip


Obama’s Wars
by Bob Woodward

Non-Fiction — 973.932 Woo


The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives
by Lola Shoneyin

Fiction — Shoneyin


Bodily Harm
by Robert Dugoni

Fiction — Dugoni


The Accidental Billionaires
by Ben Mezrich

Non-Fiction — 338.76 FacYm


Books reviewed in September

Elegies for the Broken-Hearted
by Christie Hogden

Fiction — Hogden


Fever Dream
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Fiction — Preston and Child


Getting to Happy
by Terry McMillan

Fiction — McMillan


The Holy Thief
by William Ryan

Fiction — Ryan


The Ark
by Boyd Morrison

Fiction — Morrison


Ape House
by Sara Gruen

Fiction — Gruen


A Journey: My Political Life
by Tony Blair

Non-Fiction — Biography Blair


I’d Know You Anywhere
by Laura Lippman

Fiction — Lippman


Star Wars: Year by Year
by Lucy Dowling

Non-Fiction — Dowling (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


The Nobodies Album
by Carolyn Parkhurst

Fiction — Parkhurst


Books reviewed in August

The Only Game in Town
by the editors of The New Yorker

Non-Fiction — New Yorker (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality
by Jonathan Weiner

Non-Fiction — 612.68 Wei


From Those Wonderful Folks Who Game You Pearl Harbor: Front-Line Dispatches From the Advertising War
by Jerry Della Famina

Non-Fiction — 659.1 Del


Faithful Place
by Tana French

Fiction — French


The I Hate to Cook Book — 50th anniversary
by Peg Bracken

Non-Fiction — 641.5 Bra


Rabbit, Run — 50th anniversary
by John Updike

Fiction — Updike


To Kill a Mockingbird — 50th anniversary
by Harper Lee

Fiction — Lee


Green Eggs and Ham — 50th anniversary
by Dr. Seuss

Fiction — jF Seuss


Damaged
by Alex Kava  nebauthormini

Fiction — Kava


Tough Customer
by Sandra Brown

Fiction — Brown


A Question of Belief
by Donna Leon

Fiction — Leon


Here You Have My Story: Eyewitness Accounts of the 19th Century Central Plains
by Richard E. Jensen

Non-Fiction — 978.2 Jen


Their Last Supper: Legends of History and Their Final Meal
by Andrew Caldwell

Non-Fiction — Caldwell (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Veil of Night
by Linda Howard

Fiction — Howard


The Garden of Betrayal
by Lee Vance

Fiction — Vance


Lowcountry Summer
by Dorothea Benton Frank

Fiction — Frank


A Vintage Affair
by Isabel Wolff

Fiction — Wolff


Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House
by Meghan Daum

Non-Fiction — 814 Dau


Impact
by Douglas Preston

Fiction — Preston


Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography
by Andrew Morton

Biography — Jolie


Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn
by Nathaniel Philbrick

Non-Fiction — 973.82 Phi


The Bride Collector
by Ted Dekker

Fiction — Dekker


Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English
by Natasha Solomons

Fiction — Solomons (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Books reviewed in July

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
by David Mitchell

Fiction — Mitchell


Deception
by Jonathan Kellerman

Fiction — Kellerman


The Killer
by Tom Hinshelwood

Fiction — Hinshelwood


Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream
by Antonia Felix

Biography — Sotomayor


House Justice
by Mike Lawson

Fiction — Lawson


Catching Out: The Secret World of Day Laborers
by Dick J. Reavis

Non-Fiction — 331.544 Rea


Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won’t Do
by Gabriel Thompson

Non-Fiction — 331.62 Tho


Corked, a Memoir
by Kathryn Borel

Non-Fiction — Biography Borel


Go Mutants!
by Larry Doyle

Fiction — Doyle


The Left Hand of God
by Paul Hoffman

Fiction — Hoffman


Ice Cold
by Tess Gerritsen

Fiction — Gerritsen


Spies of the Balkans
by Alan Furst

Fiction — Furst


Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
by Ben Macintyre

Non-Fiction — 940.548 Mac


The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
by James Bradley

Non-Fiction — 973.911 Bra


Hitch 22: A Memoir
by Christopher Hitchens

Biography — Hitchens


Books reviewed in June

Like No Other Place, the Sandhills of Nebraska, Photographs and Stories
by David A. Owen

Non-Fiction — 978.273 Owe


Imperial Bedrooms
by Bret Easton Ellis

Fiction — Ellis


So Cold the River
by Michael Koryta

Fiction — Koryta


Every Last One
by Anna Quindlen

Fiction — Quindlen


Bright Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
by Barbara Ehrenreich

Non-Fiction — 155.232 Ehr


Frankenstein: Lost Souls
by Dean Koontz

Fiction — Koontz


Apple Turnover Murderbr /> by Joanne Fluke

Fiction — Fluke


On Whitman
by C.K. Williams

Non-Fiction — Williams (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents
by Ian Buruma

Non-Fiction — Buruma (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Valley of Death: The Tragedy at Dien Bien Phu That Led America into the Vietnam War
by Ted Morgan

Non-Fiction — Morgan (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


The Scent of Rain and Lightning
by Nancy Pickard

Fiction — Pickard


The Passage
by Justin Cronin

Fiction — Cronin


The Black Cat: A Richard Jury Mystery
by Martha Grimes

Fiction — Grimes


Red Inferno: 1945
by Robert Conroy

Fiction — Conroy


I Am Not a Serial Killer
by Dan Wells

Fiction — Wells


The Fighting Liberal: The Autobiography of George W. Norris
by George W. Norris

Biography — Norris


The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks
by Nicole LaPorte

Non-Fiction — LaPorte (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly
by Connie May Fowler

Fiction — Fowler


Books reviewed in May

Heart of the Matter
by Emily Griffin

Fiction — Griffin


Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
by John Grisham

Fiction — Grisham


Blockade Billy
by Stephen King

Fiction — King


I Do Not Apologize for the Length of This Letter: The Mari Sandoz Letters on Native American Rights, 1942-1965
edited by Kimberli A. Lee and John R. Wunder

Non-Fiction — [ On Order ]

Alligators Under My Bed and Other Nebraska Tales
by James D. Hager

Biography – Hager


61 Hours
by Lee Child

Fiction — Child


The Imperfectionists
by Tom Rachman

Fiction — Rachman


Hook, Line and Sinister: Mysteries to Reel You In
anthology edited by T. Jefferson Parker

Fiction — 813.08 Par


Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
by Hampton Sides

Non-Fiction — 364.152 Sid


The Unnamed
by Joshua Ferris

Fiction — Ferris


The Fallen
by Mark Terry

Fiction — Terry (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


The God of the Hive
by Laurie King

Fiction — King


The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee
by Sarah Silverman

Non-Fiction – Biography Silverman


Union Atlantic
by Adam Haslett

Fiction — Haslett


Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
by Karl Marlantes

Fiction — Marlantes


The Uglies series
by Scott Westerfeld

Fiction — Westerfeld

Part of a focus article on Young Adult fiction


The Hunger Games series
by Suzanne Collins

Fiction — Collins

Part of a focus article on Young Adult fiction


Little Brother
by Cory Doctorow

Fiction — Doctorow


Part of a focus article on Young Adult fiction

Leviathan
by Scott Westerfeld

Fiction — Westerfeld


Part of a focus article on Young Adult fiction

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Fiction — Zusak


Part of a focus article on Young Adult fiction.

The Giver
by Lois Lowry

Fiction — Lowry


Part of a focus article on Young Adult fiction.

The Monstrumologist: William James Henry
by Rick Yancey

Fiction — Yancey

Part of a focus article on Young Adult fiction


It’s Kind of a Funny Story
by Ned Vizzini

Fiction — Vizzini

Part of a focus article on Young Adult fiction


Graceling
by Kristine Cashore

Fiction — Cashore

Part of a focus article on Young Adult fiction.


Historical Tweets: The Complete Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World
by Alan Bard and ALex McNayr

Non-Fiction — Bard (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Appetite for America: How Visionary Business Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Covered the American West
by Stephen Fried

Non-Fiction — Fried (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Tree of a Thousand Stems: A Book of Bark
by Sally Salsburg Stoddard

Non-Fiction — Stoddard (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Books reviewed in April

Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samual Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain
by Roy Morris

Biography Clemens


The Last Summer of Louisa May Alcott
by Kelly O’Connor McNees

Fiction — McNees (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


The Midnight House
by Alex Berenson

Fiction — Berenson


Friends of the Family: The Inside Story of the Mafia Cop Case
by Tommy Dades

Non-Fiction — PB Dades


Sixteen Brides
by Stephanie Grace Whitson

Fiction — Whitson


Imperfect Birds
by Anne Lamott

Fiction — Lamott


The Broken Teaglass
by Emily Arsenault

Fiction — Arsenault (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
by David Remnick

Biography — Obama


How I Became a Famous Novelist
by Steve Hely

Fiction — Hely


Lay Down My Sword and Shield
by James Lee Burke

Fiction — Burke


Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball
by Mark Armour

Non-Fiction — Armour (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


1921: The Yankees, the Giants and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York
by Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg

Non-Fiction — Spatz (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


On a Clear Day They Could See Seventh Place: Baseball’s Worst Teams
by George Robinson and Charles Salzberg

Non-Fiction — Robinson (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


The Sheen on the Silk
by Anne Perry

Fiction — Perry


The Surrendered
by Chang-Rae Lee

Fiction — Lee


To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and the Epic Chase for Justice in the Old West
by Mark Lee Gardener

Non-Fiction — 978.02 Gar


Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
by Helen Simonson

Fiction — Simonson


Capitol Betrayal
by William Bernhardt

Fiction — Bernhardt


Books reviewed in March

The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder
by David Thomson

Non-Fiction — Thomson (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf
by Stephanie Barron

Fiction — Barron


Frame Up
by John Dobbyns

Fiction — Dobbyns


Anyone But Duane
by Noel Grove

Non-Fiction — Grove (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Seeds of Terror: How Heroin is Bankrolling the Taliban and Al Qaeda
by Gretchen Peters

Non-Fiction — Peters (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Hard Rain
by David Rollins

Fiction — Rollins.


Jane Bites Back
by Michael Thomas Ford

Fiction — Ford (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species
by Joel Sartore

Non-Fiction — 578.68 qSar


House Rules
by Jodi Picoult

Fiction — Picoult


La’s Orchestra Saves the World
by Alexander McCall-Smith

Fiction — McCall-Smith


Sherlock Holmes: The American Years
edited by Michael Kurland

Fiction — 813.08 Kur


Never Look Away
by Linwood Barclay

Fiction — Barclay


I, Sniper
by Stephen Hunter

Fiction — Hunter


Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood With Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour
by Lynne Olson

Non-Fiction — 940.532 Ols


Split Image
by Robert B. Parker

Fiction — Parker


Books reviewed in February

Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend
by James S. Hirsch

Biography — Mays


The Wolf at the Door
by Jack Higgins

Fiction — Higgins


Roses
by Leila Meacham

Fiction — Meacham


Altar of Eden
by James Rollins

Fiction — Rollins


Ghost Railroads of Nebraska – A Pictorial
by Michael M. Bartels and James Reisdorff  nebauthormini

Non-Fiction — 385 Bar


Staying True
by Jenny Sanford

Biography — Sanford


The First Rule
by Robert Crais

Fiction — Crais


Interesting Times: Writings From a Turbulent Decade
by George Packer

Non-Fiction — Packer (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Shocking True Story: The Rise and Fall of Confidential, America’s Most Scandalous Scandal Magazine
by Henry E. Scott

Non-Fiction — Scott (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


The First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory
by John Eisenberg

Non-Fiction — Eisenberg (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Books reviewed in January

Remarkable Creatures
by Tracy Chevalier

Fiction — Chevalier


The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet
by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Fiction — 528.432 Tys


The Golden City
by John Twelve Hawks

Fiction — Twelve Hawks


The Red Door
by Charles Todd

Fiction — Todd


Capitol Offense
by William Bernhardt

Fiction — Bernhardt


The Swan Thieves
by Elizabeth Kostova

Fiction — Kostova


If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government
by William Eggers and John O’Leary (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


Nasty, Brutish and Long: Adventures in Old Age and the World of Eldercare
by Ira Rosofsky

Non-Fiction — 362.16 Ros


The Spiritualist
by Megan Chance

Fiction — Chance


Wyatt’s Revenge
by H. Terrell Griffin (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)


The Lacuna
by Barbara Kingsolver

Fiction — Kingsolver


Animal Magnetism: My Life With Creatures Great and Small
by Rita Mae Brown

Biography Brown


Talking About Detective Fiction
by P.D. James

Non-Fiction — 823 Jam


Sweeping Up Glass
by Carolyn D. Wall

Fiction — Wall.


Sonic Boom: Globalization at Mach Speed
by Gregg Easterbrook

Non-Fiction — Easterbrook (not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries)

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