Off the Shelves – August 3

AT THE LIBRARY

New items are available at the Hancock County Public Library.

The following item is 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

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“Fatal: a novel,” by John T. Lescroart

At 44, Kate is happily married to her kind husband, Ron, blessed with two wonderful children, and has a beautiful home. Everything changes, however, when she and Ron meet Peter and Jill at a dinner party. Kate and Peter exchange a few pleasantries, but later in bed, Kate is overcome with a burning desire for Peter. What begins as an innocent crush soon develops into a dangerous obsession, and Kate’s fixation on Peter results in one intense, passionate encounter between the two. Confident that her life can now go back to normal, Kate never considers that Peter may not be willing to move on. Shortly after their affair, a masked man barges into the cafe Kate is sitting in with a friend, firing an assault weapon into the crowd. This tragedy is the first in a series of horrifying events that show Kate just how grave the consequences of a mistake can be.

Adult Nonfiction

“Dreaming the Beatles: the love story of one band and the whole world,” by Rob Sheffield

“Rolling Stone” columnist Rob Sheffield offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the Beatles, exploring what they mean today and why they still matter to a generation that has never known a world without them. “Dreaming the Beatles” is not a biography or a song-by-song analysis of the best of John and Paul or an exposé about how they broke up. It is a collection of essays telling the story of what this ubiquitous band means to a generation who grew up with the Beatles music on their parents’ stereos, cassette players and CDs. What do the Beatles mean today? Why are they more famous and beloved now than ever? And why do they still matter so much to us nearly 50 years after they broke up? It’s the story of how four lads from Liverpool became the world’s biggest pop group, then broke up — but then somehow just kept getting bigger.