Off the Shelves – December 21

New items are available at the Hancock County Public Library. 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

“Wedding Night,” by Sophie Kinsella

Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose during lunch at one of London’s fanciest restaurants. But when his big question involves a trip abroad, not a trip down the aisle, she’s completely crushed. So when Ben, an old flame, calls her out of the blue and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both still single at 30, she jumps at the chance. Their family and friends are horrified. Lottie’s older sister Fliss knows that Lottie can be impulsive, but surely this is her worst decision yet. Ben’s colleague Lorcan fears a hasty marriage will ruin his friend’s career. To keep the couple from making a terrible mistake, Fliss and Lorcan concoct an elaborate scheme to sabotage their wedding night assuring Lottie and Ben a honeymoon to remember.

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Adult Nonfiction

“Carrie and Me: a mother-daughter love story,” by Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett, one of television’s most recognizable and beloved stars, won the hearts of everyone she met with her kindness, her quirky humor and her unconventional approach to life. She now tells the story of her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, who, after overcoming a painful and public teenage struggle with drug addiction, lived her adult life of sobriety to the fullest, achieving happiness and success as an actress, writer, musician and director before losing a hard-fought battle with cancer at age 38. Burnett shares her personal diary entries, photographs and correspondence as she traces the journey she and Carrie took through some of life’s toughest challenges and sweetest miracles.