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.
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)