One Book – One Lincoln is a community reading project co-sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries. The program encourages all adults in Lincoln and Lancaster County to read and discuss the same book at the same time. The goal of the program is to encourage reading and dialogue by creating a community-wide reading and discussion experience.
Vote for your favorite title today! The winner will be announced on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.
The Top 3 Titles selected as the 2021 One Book – One Lincoln finalists are:
This dazzling book transforms grief and heartbreak into the grace of a mysterious universe – woven with the strands of both science and spirituality. I found golden nuggets of exquisite beauty on every single page. This book is indeed … transcendent. – MARY KAY ROTH, Selection Committee Member
Hidden Valley Road is the heart-wrenching true story of six brothers diagnosed with schizophrenia and the aftereffects on their family and the scientific research community—a gripping story that kept me reading right to the very end. – DAVID SMITH, Selection Committee Chair
Interior Chinatown is hilarious and thoughtful. I recommend the audiobook, which I enjoyed listening to while I walked my dog. (Warning for audiobook listeners in public: You WILL laugh out loud!) The author’s observations of appearance, race, and terminology continue to occupy my thoughts. What does an American look like? – LEA WROBLEWSKI, Selection Committee Member
UPCOMING EVENTS for 2021:
- Transcendent Kingdom: One Book – One Lincoln Culinary Tour: Beginning on Monday, June 7, 2021 – Friday, July 31, 2021. Locate and visit some of Lincoln’s tastiest and most unique restaurants with this fun, self-directed program. Turn in a completed check sheet for the chance to win a surprise gift card to a local restaurant!
- Hidden Valley Road: Modern Mental Health – A One Book – One Lincoln Discussion: Join us for a community mental health panel with staff from Centerpoint and Blue Valley Health. Saturday, June 19, 2021; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM via Zoom.
- Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker: A One Book – One Lincoln Group Discussion. Join Caitlin and the One Book – One Lincoln programming staff for a group discussion on Thursday, June 24, 2021; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM via Zoom.
- Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu: A One Book – One Lincoln Group Discussion. Join Caitlin and the One Book – One Lincoln programming staff for a group discussion on Thursday, July 8, 2021; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM via Zoom.
- Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi: A One Book – One Lincoln Group Discussion. Join Caitlin and the One Book – One Lincoln programming staff for a group discussion on Saturday, July 17, 2021; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM via Zoom.
Nominate titles for consideration for One Book – One Lincoln 2022! Nominations are accepted all year.
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