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The Wild Inside

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The Wild Inside

By Jamey Bradbury
Posted by Debbie F.
2
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Mar 26, 2020

Seventeen year old Tracy Petrikoff loves the outdoors. She is an avid hunter with an unusual... proclivity for the animals she kills. Her family is heavily involved with dog sledding but following her mother's death,  they struggle financially after her father gives up mushing and sells the majority of their sled dogs. Tracy keeps hoping to change his mind about her competing in upcoming mushing events, but after she is suspended from school for fighting, her dad grounds her from taking care of the remainder of their dogs and roaming the woods surrounding their home.

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Love Her or Lose Her

Posted by Debbie F.
3
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Mar 26, 2020

Rosie and Dominic Vega have always seemed the perfect couple. They both had dreams stemming from their childhood. Rosie's dreams were to own a restaurant and fulfill her Cuban legacy. Dom hoped to be half the man his own father was to his mother. However, after a tour to Afghanistan, Dominic returns and Rosie feels as if the man she knew never came back. While she is busy at her lackluster job as a perfume specialist, Dominic works hard in construction, secretly saving money for a dream he believes both he and Rosie share.

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Audiobooks: When a Book Is Worth a Listen

Posted by Bet M
5
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Mar 25, 2020

Hesitant about audiobooks? Some books are worth reading with your ears rather than (or in addition to) your eyes; read further to find out why. Already love audiobooks? Read further to find even more reasons to enjoy them.

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New Releases in Fiction - March 2020!

Posted by Gregg W.
4
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Mar 11, 2020

Hello and welcome to our look at some new releases in the fiction section at the Johnson County Library! Every month we look at five titles making their debut that we think you absolutely need to know about. Give one - or more - of these titles a chance to make it in your hold list. We hope you find something new!

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The Makers' Top Reads (& Listens) of 2019

Posted by Brian O.
5
Reviewer's rating
Mar 6, 2020

Check out the favorite reads and listens of 2019 from the MakerSpace squad.

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The Way of Kings

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The Way of Kings

By Brandon Sanderson
Posted by Megan K.
5
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Mar 4, 2020

 

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Dear Edward

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Dear Edward

By Ann Napolitano
Posted by Debbie F.
5
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Feb 28, 2020

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Connection Writing Contest Winner

Posted by Jack V.
5
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Feb 25, 2020

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Annie Newcomer has won our Poetry writing contest on the theme of Connection with "Acushla."

Annie Newcomer lives in Prairie Village with David, her husband of forty years and their daughter's Aussiedoodle, Summit. Her first published piece, "My Red Shoes" was about how her sister Patty's death affected her, then a young child herself. Patty suffered in life with severe cerebral palsy. She was a blessing and an angel.

Acushla

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Three Hands for Scorpio

Posted by Anne G
4
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Feb 21, 2020

     Three Hands for Scorpio is the last adult book for young adults of Lifetime Grand Master of Fantasy, Andre Norton, who passed away on March 17, 2005 after a long and extremely fruitful career.  Her magically detailed world-building skills, upright, against-all-odds characters, and fast pace will be sorely missed.  Tor rushed a copy of this book of women-of-steel into print, so that the 93-year-old author could see it before she died.  It is the last manuscript she penned alone, and has an action-packed storyline.  

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Deerskin

Deerskin

Deerskin

By Robin McKinley
Posted by Anne G
4
Reviewer's rating
Feb 21, 2020

     You know, sometimes you just need some escapist fantasy about self-discovery in women.  McKinley's seventeen-year-old girl Lissar was just the ticket for me last night. Deesrkin is a beautiful, haunting, and sometimes painful coming-of-age story that ends with a message of hope.  The first half of the fantasy fiction is really about the traumatic aftermath of a violent assault and rape by the heroine's own father.  These dark themes are handled appropriately, realistically, and with great compassion but they do mak

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