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Giveaways from the Nebraska Library Commission

A variety of books and videos are available to those visiting the Library Commission. Any Nebraska library is welcome to these books, including those titles listed below.

Books are available for free if picked up at the Library Commission, or they can be mailed to your library for a suggested donation of $3.00 per paperback or $4.00 per hardcover.

For more information or to reserve available titles, contact the Information Services Team

Some currently available fiction titles: (Looking for nonfiction, poetry or library science?)


Title Author Format Copies
Above All Men
"Sparse and poetic, the worse within these pages are as sharp as a corn knife." - Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana
by Eric Shonkwiler Paperback 1
After the Storm
A fictional representation of the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina.
by Jon Bridgewater Paperback 2
Algonquin
When Royce Partridge learns his boyhood pal Toby Bergman is dying of cancer he returns to the small town of Algonquin, Illinois on the Fox River where they grew up.
by Cort Fernald Paperback
3
Armageddon Chronicles: a Mafic Epid
It is in the past that Xavier Daniels, American by birth, Jewish by heritage, and Sicilian by circumstance, will find the focus of his rage and the long buried secret of his birthright.
by Courtney Suttle Hardcover 1
Bones Buried in the Dirt
"Bones Buried in the Dirt" was named a finalist in the First Novel (Under 80,000 words) category of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
by David Atkinson Paperback
1
The Bottle Opener
From the Red Dashboard Dime Novel Series
by Laura Madeline Wiseman Paperback
3
Congo Mission
Congo Mission begins in Dr. Jack Sharp’s younger days as a missionary in Congo in the 1980’s.
by Scott McPherson Paperback
2
Crimson Runs the Prairie
The newly-settled American prairie was ravaged by conflict...
by Aaron Michael Smith Paperback
1
The Cupid Killer: a Baseball Mystery
When Adam and his partner Cindy Sheldon begin to suspect that Adam's best friend might be "The Cupid Killer," Adam faces a curve ball unlike any other he's faced.
by Larry Fangman Paperback 1
Deadline For Death
Dodge sets out to solve Freeman's murder and finds clues, romance, and family secrets.
by Steven R. Head Paperback 1
Deck the Halls
Blends suspense with poignancy, laugh-out-loud humor, and all-around holiday cheer—a Christmas classic for many seasons to come.
by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark Hardcover 1
The Decoy and the Dove
What happened to Amelia Earhart on her mysterius overseas voyage? One of the top ten news stories of the 20th century is explained in this logical, plausible novel.
by Mary Vesta Nickerson Hardcover 1
Dreams of the N'Dorobo
A gripping adventure novel about a murderous excursion through the violent recesses of East Africa.
by Gary Gabelhouse Paperback
1
A Fountain Filled With Blood
Two gay men are brutally attacked in Spencer-Fleming's second Reverend Clare Fergusson mystery.
by Julia Spencer-Fleming Paperback
1
The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes
Don’t you hate it when you may (or may not) be trapped endlessly in a Village Inn with your ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, coincidentally your ex-best friend? That’s the kind of day Cassandra is having.
by David Atkinson Paperback
2
The Good Life: a Nebraska Love Story
Includes the short romances The Bird Day Battalion and The V-Day Aversion.
by Genevieve Dewey Paperback
2
Greetings From Below
Winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in short fiction.
by David Philip Mullins Paperback 3
Homefront
It never occurred to Phil Broker and Nina Pryce -- still recoveringfrom their life-and-death struggle with a demented terrorist -- that a minor school-yard tussle could lead to this.
by Chuck Logan Hardcover 1
The Home Place
"A superb and . . . revolutionary wedding of prose and pictures, a kind of new art form." —Omaha World-Herald
by Wright Morris Paperback
5
Indian Captive: the Story of Mary Jemison
Reconstructs the real life story of Mary Jemison, who was captured in a raid as young girl and raised amongst the Seneca Indians.
by Lois Lenski Paperback 1
Justice Seekers
...not your ordinary "whodunit" book. Three citizens are out for justice by whatever means necessary, even if it means breaking a few rules and a law or two.
by Les Williams Paperback 3
Maddi Moo: Veterinarian's Daughter, Presidential Adventure
When twelve-year-old Maddi Moo, a veterinarian's daughter from Nebraska, teams up through a chance encounter with twelve-year-old Wendy Morgan, daughter of the President of the United States, can this unlikely duo free two award winning horses desperately trapped in their overturned horse trailer before time runs out?
by Dr. Johnny McConnaughhay Paperback
1
My Antonia
The story of Ántonia Shimerda, who arrives on the Nebraska frontier as part of a family of Bohemian emigrants. Her story is told through the eyes of Jim Burden, a neighbor who will befriend Ántonia, teach her English, and follow the remarkable story of her life.
by Willa Cather Paperback
10
A Name to Remember
Join Cheryl in her journey to discern the sources of mystery and intrigue surrounding her life...
by Nancy Isom Paperback 1
Ordinary Genius
In all these stories, Averill illuminates the magical in the mundane: just because the rest of the world flies right over Kansas doesn’t mean they’re not missing out."—Publishers Weekly
by Thomas Fox Averill Hardcover 21
The Pawnee War
A well-researched, fast-paced historical drama.
by Shawn Farritor Paperback 2
Powerball 33
The rollicking story of Ed Frink, a young handyman who wins the $200,000,000 lottery.
by Connie Spittler Paperback 2
Saving Tres Rios
Retired Air Force Sergeant Robert Madden thought the war was behind him, but as he entered Tres Rios, New Mexico, a new war was just beginning.
by John Witzel Paperback 2
Secrets of the Red Box
Set against the backdrop of the 1940s, Secrets of the Red Box is filled with intrigue and suspense - sure to keep you guessing to the very end!
by Vickie Hall Paperback 1
Sins of the Jaguar
Intrigue, betrayal, archaeological mystery and romance result when a female diplomat is kidnapped in the Copper Canyon of the Sierra Madres.
by Stan Struble Paperback 2
Sisters' Secret
Set in Park Forest, Illinois, the model of a post-World War II suburb, Sisters’ Secret shows the dark side of the perfect, planned community.
by Cort Fernald Paperback 1
Something in Vallarta
"One part Raymond Chandler and two parts Hunter Thompson... Richter captures the flavor of Mexico where 'manana' is the operative word". -- Publishers Weekly
by Robert Richter Hardcover
1
Something Like a Dream
On this strange pilgrimage Waters will find a new perspective on reality and dream, on deceit and self-deception, and experience a healing ceremony that will change his life forever...or simply end it.
by Robert Richter Paperback
3
Summer of '65
Set in a small town along the Platte River, four boys try to solve the gruesome murder of their elderly friend.
by C.W. Bradley Paperback
1
Third Willow
It’s the summer of ‘54 in the sleepy midwestern town of Sand Flats, Nebraska. Four lonely misfits forge an unlikely friendship under the draping branches of the third willow—a safe place where humor, magic and sorrow coexist.
by Lenore Skomal Paperback
2
The Time Traveler's Wife
The beloved, mega bestselling first novel from Audrey Niffenegger, “a soaring celebration of the victory of love over time” (Chicago Tribune).
by Audrey Niffennegger Paperback 7
The Usual Mistakes
"[Flanagan's] yarns of Midwesterners struggling with modern life are brightened by her sharp sense of humor."— Midwestern Writers to Watch, John Mark Eberhart, Kansas City Star
by Erin Flanagan Hardcover
5
The Weary Motel
Winner of the 1999 Omaha Prize.
by Mark Spencer Paperback 1
Woman of Flames
Based on the life of a Jewish prophet, "Woman of Flames" is a sweeping epic of how faith, lust, and revenge can drive nations into war.
by Kim Stokely Paperback 3
The Woods of Bloody Mary
Reason and his friends become entangled in a web of deceit, treachery, and long-told tales of fear and violence stemming from the wooded area north of Lincoln.
by Tom Frye Paperback
1

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