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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
48 Blitz
A short story collection set along I-80 in Nebraska.
by Brett Biebel Paperback 3
Accept This Dandelion
"When her co-workers sign her up for a local TV version of The Bachelor, Renee goes along with it..."
by Brooke Williams Paperback 1
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
Armageddon Chronicles: a Mafia Epic
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
Baby Mamie
The spirit of Heartsill Ginsbach is transported through the countryside around Chandler, Nebraska, hoping to find a way to pardon the man accused of the decades-old death of her daughter.
by Laurie St. Marie Paperback
Bad Faith
With results both liberating and disastrous, the characters of Bad Faith flee the trappings of contemporary domestic life.
by Theodore Wheeler Paperback
Becoming Chosen
In the place once known as Wyoming, the earth changes have left their scars on the land and the people, but there are signs that healing has begun.
by Rhonda Shanks McClure Paperback
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
The Bottle Opener
From the Red Dashboard Dime Novel Series
by Laura Madeline Wiseman Paperback
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
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
DNA Bonds
Will the scientific evidence bring the right man to justice or seal the fate of an innocent one? How can the law protect, when science fails.
by K. Lynn Lawrence Paperback 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
First, I Love You
One part Godfather, two parks Emma, and a dash of Casablanca.
by Genevieve Dewey Paperback 1
Five Six Deadly Mix: A Casey Fremont Mystery
Casey Fremont has a knack for flirting...with danger
John Achor Paperback 1
The Flat Water Rises
An Anthology of Short Fiction by Emerging Nebraska Writers
Various authors Paperback 1
Following Disasters
For three years, Maggie has been fleeing her childhood demons...But now her career on the road, following natural disasters in temporary insurance claims offices, ends abruptly as Maggie returns home to face her past.
by Nancy McCabe Paperback 1
Unlike his wife, his family, and his friends, Billy Dodge is alive...cured of an infection that has ravaged the Earth for over a decade.
by A.E. Stueve Paperback
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
The Good Life: a Nebraska Love Story
Includes the short romances The Bird Day Battalion and The V-Day Aversion.
by Genevieve Dewey Paperback
Great American Desert: Stories
Stories span the misadventures of the prehistoric Clovis people to the wanderings of a forlorn couple around a pink pyramid in a sci-fi prairie.
by Terese Svoboda Paperback
Her Side of History
"Finding My Foremothers' Footprints." Historical fiction based on the author's research into her family genealogy.
by Claudia Severin Paperback
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
How the Butcher Bird Finds Her Voice
A harsh, macabre journey through unforgettable voices and new worlds.
by Markus Egeler Jones Paperback
If You Didn't See It in the Sun
Triumphs, tragedies, a road trip down Route 66 to Disneyland and even a love story creates adventures... 1962 was a year no one in the tiny town of Clatonia will ever forget.
by Gene Steinmeyer Paperback 3
Historical mystery set in Osceola, NE.
by Allie Ray Paperback 2
Junior's Way: River Reading As Religion
"When the corporate bully across the road decided it was time for Junior to go, all hell broke loose in sleepy South Fork."
by Steve Buttress Paperback 3
Juniper's Princess
In a world where half-breed angels walk among us, fighting an evil for our souls, Daniah must find the strength to become the princess we all need.
by Chelsea O'Neal 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 1
Level 1: Rise of the Gamer
"Dean Francis, 15-year-old Nintendo prodigy, receives the opportunity of a lifetime: To play in a mysterious tournament to win $100,000."
by J.P. Hascal Paperback 3
Miraculous Medal
Sequal to "Union Square".
by Adrian Koesters Paperback
International Latino Book Award Winner.
by Eduardo Halfon Paperback
My Antonia
Considered one of Cather's best works.
by Willa Cather Hardcover
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
Of Fathers and Fire
"Wingate writes fearlessly about the good, the bad, and the ugly in people and life in rural America." - Shelly Weinstein, Shelf Awareness.
by Steven Wingate 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 3
Plain Bad Heroines
by the author of "The Miseducation of Cameron Post.
by Emily Danforth Hardcover 1
Play Action
A New Jersey jeweler has a million-dollar problem. The Russian Mafia has bought his debt paper and wants him to help rob a diamond shipment.
by Jack Botts Paperback 1
Powerball 33
The rollicking story of Ed Frink, a young handyman who wins the $200,000,000 lottery.
by Connie Spittler Paperback 1
Project 14
The Legend of Beelzebub's Bluff.
by Grant Kauffman Paperback 1
Quest of the Unaligned
Technology shaped his past. Magic will shape his future.
by A. L. Phillips Paperback 1
River People
Set in Nebraska in the 1880s.
by Margaret Lukas Paperback 1
Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change From My Pockets While I Sleep
Leaves sanity completely behind, pondering modern life through surreal humorous flash fiction.
by David Atkinson Paperback 1
Saving Tres Rios (Rob Madden Book 1)
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 1
Saving Vengeance (Rob Madden Book 2)
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 1
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
See Willly See
"This 2020 Nebraska Book Award-winning novel spans two of America’s most traumatic decades—the Great Depression of the 1930s and World War II in the 1940s".
by Faith Colburn Paperback 1
The Shadows Breathe
"Her decision to save one horse's life starts a chain reaction of events that change Kara's life forever."
by Kathleen Marentes 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 1
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
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
Tales of the Master: the Book of Stone
In a world full of tragedy, miracles still happen. Stories still have power. Truth still speaks...
by Douglas Vincent Wesselmann Paperback 2
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
Union Square
A tale of damnation and redemption, the sacred and the profane, Union Square is also a story of deep humor and characters who will not soon be forgotten.
by Adrian Koesters Paperback 1
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
The Weary Motel
Winner of the 1999 Omaha Prize.
by Mark Spencer Paperback 1
When the Lost Seek the Lonely
"Everyone's life is capable of touching someone else and that sometimes God speaks to us in unusual ways."
by Marie Nolan Fiala Paperback 3
Where We Land: Stories
Set in the western United States and in the far reaches of Alaska, the stories of WHERE WE LAND give us characters trying hard to negotiate external and internal boundaries.
by Daryl Farmer Paperback 1
Who Cries For Mother Earth
An extraordinary glimpse into Native American tradition, faith, love, family and destiny. A young Lakota woman discovers her special place in the world and sets out to learn about her people, her place on earth, and how nature and man interact.
by Margaret Hines Paperback 1
Wild Pitch
"Washed out pitcher Charlie Stoddard is called back to the majors ... but he hopes to turn around his personal life as well".
by Mike Lupica 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 1
Woman Refusing to Leave
A gripping psychological drama of delusional love, obsessive desire, and broken ties.
by Richard Duggin 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

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