2022 One Book-One Lincoln Title Announced | KLIN

The City of Lincoln Libraries has announced that “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles is the book that has been selected for the 2022 One Book–One Lincoln Community Reading Program. The book is available from LCL in print and in large print, as well as downloadable audio and e-book formats.

“The Lincoln Highway” is a coming-of-age story that details the 10 days following Emmett’s release from a work farm in 1954. He returns to Nebraska to find his mother gone and his father dead. His new plan is to take his younger brother Billy to California. However, a few stowaways change their plans and the new path leads them on a road trip to New York.

Traci Glass is the library’s assistant director and tells KLIN News that the finalists for the 2022 program were “Sparks Like Stars” by Nadia Hashimi and “Hell of A Book” by Jason Mott. The book selection process began in February when a 17-member selection team of community readers narrowed down the list of nominees to 72 titles.

These titles were scrutinized by committee members to select the three finalists who were presented to the community. One Book–One Lincoln events are scheduled for September and October. LCL has sponsored the annual One Book–One Lincoln program since 2002 to encourage reading and dialogue by creating a community-wide reading and discussion experience.

To learn more about LCL and upcoming One Book–One Lincoln events, visit lincolnlibraries.org.

Angela C. Hale