2010 Kathryn Kelley, Bennett Martin Public Library Carol Swanson, Gere Branch Library
One Book–One Lincoln
Now in its 9th year, One Book-One Lincoln is a community reading program sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries.
Since 2002, 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.
New for 2010: Vote for Your Favorite Online or In Person! Readers are invited to help pick this year's selected title. Votes will be accepted from June 1st through July 31st, and the winning title will be announced in September. Online:Visit the One Book-One Lincoln survey form online to cast your vote for which of the five finalists you'd like to see us build discussion groups and special programming around later in the fall. In Person: Paper ballots are available at all Lincoln City Libraries and at preview event sites.
2010 selection process
Nominations for One Book–One Lincoln titles were accepted through February 2.
A committee of library & community members spent several months reading, discussing, and evaluating nominated titles.
Five finalists were announced to the public during a May 31st live event at The Mill in the Haymarket.
Votes may be submitted from June 1–July 31 .
The community’s choice for One Book–One Lincoln 2010 will be announced in September.
And the five finalists for 2010 are...
The Elegance of the Hedgehogby Muriel Barbery The lives of middle-aged concierge Renée Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant to their Paris apartment building. (Europa Editions, 2008)
Finding Noufby Zoë Ferraris After a 16-year-old girl from a wealthy Saudi family is found drowned in the middle of the desert, a devout Muslim guide and a young medical examiner seek to unravel the mystery while facing the sanctions of Middle Eastern society. (Houghton Mifflin, 2008)
“I Am a Man”: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice by Joe Starita Heartbreaking and inspiring, this chronicle of the efforts of the Ponca chief to reclaim his tribe's lands and rights after being forcibly removed from their Nebraska home in 1877, an effort that brought into question fundamental issues about citizenship, constitutional protections and democracy. (St. Martin’s Press, 2008)
Loving Frank: A Novelby Nancy Horan Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney, and their clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society. (Ballantine, 2007)
The Tortilla Curtainby T. C. Boyle The lives of two different couples --wealthy liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher, and Cándido and América Rincón, a pair of Mexican illegals--suddenly collide in Southern California’s Topanga Canyon, in a story that unfolds from the shifting viewpoints of the various characters. (Penguin, 1995)
In print format
Most available as unabridged audiobooks on compact disc
Most available as downloadable digital audiobooks through Lincoln City Libraries
Book Club in a Bag!
Popular titles, including the five 2010 One Book-One Lincoln finalists, are available from Lincoln City Libraries Book as a Book Club in a Bag, designed for book clubs and organizations.
Book Club in a Bag contains 10 copies of a single title, plus starter discussion questions.
Book Club in a Bag selections may be checked out for 8 weeks with no renewals.
Search the Lincoln City Libraries catalog under Subject: Book Club in a Bag for all available titles.
Preview events Bookstore preview events
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 50th & "O" St., Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.
University Bookstore, Nebraska Union, 14th and "R" St., Tuesday, June 22 at 12:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Southpointe Pavilions Shopping Center, Sunday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m.
A Novel Idea Bookstore, 118 N. 14th St., Wednesday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Visit the Lincoln City Libraries booth
Jazz in June, 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 29
Haymarket Farmers’ Market, 8:00 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 24 and September 18
NET Radio “Friday Live” with William Stibor, 9:00 a.m. Friday, June 25
KFOR “Book Chat”
Private discussion groups
Book groups and organizations may request a library staff member to facilitate and lead book discussions for One Book–One Lincoln.
Watch for community-wide programs in the fall of 2010 after votes are tallied and the 2010One Book–One Lincolnselection is announced in September.