new releases

cover of THE FORCE by Don Winslow

New Releases - July 2017

various
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Gregg W.
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

Hello and welcome to our new releases roundup for the month of July! If this is your first time, we take a brief look at some of the well-reviewed titles that we either love or have heard great things about. You’ll never find John Grisham, Michael Connelly, or Janet Evanovich on these lists. It’s not that we don’t like them – we do – but those are authors who you’ve likely already heard of. We love spotlighting books and authors that you might not be familiar with. Feel free to tell us about the under-the-radar titles that you’re excited about.

THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER by Karen Dionne

New Releases - June 2017!

Various
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Gregg W.
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

Hello and welcome to our monthly look at the new releases that will be hitting your library’s shelves – and hopefully, hitting your holds list. Summer is here, and we love it when we see library books by the pool, or at the lake, or even on the porch. (The kiddos have Summer Reading to do – why should THEY have all the fun?)

Cover of SYCAMORE by Bryn Chancellor

New Releases - May 2017!

Various
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Gregg W.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Welcome to yet another edition of our monthly look at new titles we think should be on your radar for the month of May. Obviously, we can’t read every single book that comes out – contrary to popular belief, librarians can’t sit around and read books all day. (We tried that once, but then we got yelled at.) But, we do hear things, and when we hear those things, we like to pass them along to you.

Cover of KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by David Grann

New Releases - April 2017!

Various
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Gregg W.
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Hello, welcome, and join us - won’t you? - for this month’s look at some new releases to keep on your radar.

EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid

New Releases - March 2017!

Various
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Gregg W.
Friday, Mar 3, 2017

Hello, welcome, and join us - won’t you? - for this month’s look at some new releases that you might want to keep on your radar.

Cover of Min Jin Lee's PACHINKO

New Releases - February 2017!

Min Jin Lee
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Gregg W.
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

Hello and welcome to this month’s look at some new releases at Johnson County Library. Since February is the shortest month of the year, today we’ll be doing some short, quick reviews, hopefully exposing you to some great books to warm up with in the cold weather. Plus, we know you made all those New Year’s Resolutions about reading more books that you haven’t lived up to. There’s still time! The Johnson County Library can help! We might not be able to get you to the gym, but we can certainly help you with your reading lists.

HER EVERY FEAR by Peter Swanson

New Releases - January 2017!

Peter Swanson
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Gregg W.
Friday, Jan 6, 2017

If there’s one thing I’m a sucker for, it’s a good psychological thriller. I’m not alone – it seems like every year there’s a flood of books that are all trying to be the next Gone Girl or Girl on the Train. As 2017 begins, we’ve already seen a bunch of novels attempt to take that particular crown, so let’s start our survey of new releases with some thrillers to get your blood flowing and your heart pumping.

Cover of SWING TIME by Zadie Smith

New Releases - November 2016

Zadie Smith
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Gregg W.
Friday, Nov 4, 2016

Welcome to a quick look at some new releases that will be hitting the bookshelves of a library near you!

Cover of Maria Semple's TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT

New Releases - October 2016!

Maria Semple
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Gregg W.
Friday, Oct 7, 2016

First up, we'll take a look at Today Will be Different, a followup to 2013’s brilliant Where'd You Go Bernadette, Semple, a former writer for the TV show Arrested Development, continues her unique blend o

COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett

New Releases - September 2016!

Ann Patchett
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Gregg W.
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett is a lyrical and sprawling book about how a single action rebounds and spreads out over time. Here, an impulsive romantic action between two married (to other) people leads to tons of unexpected consequences, the shattering and then blending of two different families, and an unflinching look at how that action unfolds and ricochets over time.