Off the Shelves – September 28

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

“Celine,” by Peter Heller

Working out of her tiny New York City apartment, Celine has a better record of tracking down missing persons than the FBI, but when a young woman — Gabriela — asks for her help, a world of mystery and sorrow opens up. Gabriela’s father was a photographer who went missing on the border of Montana and Wyoming. He was assumed to have died from a grizzly mauling, but his body was never found. Now, as Celine and her partner head to Yellowstone National Park to investigate a trail gone cold, it becomes clear that they are being followed. Apparently, this is a cold case someone desperately wants to keep closed. Inspired by the life of Heller’s own mother, a chic and iconoclastic private eye, “Celine” is a story of family, privilege, and childhood loss.

Adult Nonfiction

“Runnin’ With the Devil: A backstage pass to the wild time, loud rock, and the down and dirty truth behind the making of Van Halen,” by Noel E. Monk

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The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the full story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen and the legendary band that changed rock music. Van Halen’s rise in the 1980s catapulted their mythos into an epic party, a never-ending rock extravaganza. During their run of success, debauchery, and drama, no one was closer to the band than Monk. Monk, who had worked with some of rock’s biggest and most notorious names, spent seven years with Van Halen, serving first as their tour manager, then as their personal manager until 1985, when both he and David Lee Roth exited in controversy. As confidant, fixer, friend and promoter, he shares the most many notorious escapades: from their coming of age to their most shocking behavior on the road; from Eddie’s courtship and high-profile wedding to Valerie Bertinelli to the incredible drug use that would ultimately lead to everyone’s demise.