Off the Shelves – February 4

The following items are available at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road.


“Alice” by Christina Henry

The Old City is a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people and home to a hospital with cinderblock walls that echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital, there is a woman with hair once blond, hanging in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. She only remembers a tea party long ago, and long ears and blood.

Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, and she tumbles out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her.

But something dark and powerful has escaped with her. To find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.


“The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women” Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff

Born in 1918, Rosemary Kennedy was the daughter of America’s most celebrated family. Elizabeth Koehler was born in 1957, the only child of a Wisconsin farm family. What did these two women have in common? One person: Stella Koehler, who was Elizabeth’s aunt and Rosie Kennedy’s caretaker. In this memoir, based on caregiver notes, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff recalls happy times spent with the missing Kennedy.