Off the Shelves – June 8

The following items are available at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. For more information on the library’s collection or to reserve a title, visit hcplibrary.org.

Adult Fiction

“Dodgers: A Novel” by Bill Beverly

East, a young Los Angeles gang member, is sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys — including East’s hothead younger brother — to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey takes East out of a city he’s never left and into an America that is entirely alien to him. Ultimately, he is forced to grapple with his place in the world and decide what kind of man he wants to become. This debut novel is the winner of several awards, including the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery/thriller.

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Adult Nonfiction

“I Hate Everyone, Except You,” by Clinton Kelly

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly pens this collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller, but in “I Hate Everyone, Except You,” he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, such as: he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jump-start her cheer-leading career or rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations – like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television. Clinton delves into all these topics — and many more — in this collection.