Off the Shelves – December 28

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

Adult Fiction

“Since We Fell,” by Dennis Lehane

From the author of “Mystic River” comes “Since We Fell,” the saga of Rachel Childs, a former journalist who suffered an on-air mental breakdown and now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray along with her marriage and Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy of deception, violence and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. This New York Times best-seller is Lehane’s most recent work of fiction.

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Adult Nonfiction

“Trident K9 Warriors: my tales from the training ground to the battlefield with elite Navy SEAL canines,” by Mike Ritland

As a Navy SEAL during a combat deployment in Iraq, Ritland saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he had found his true calling. He started his own company training and supplying dogs for the SEAL teams, the U.S. government and the Department of Defense. Today, Ritland’s highly trained dogs are capable of handling both detection and apprehension work in the most extreme environments and battlefield conditions. Readers are offered an inside look at these elite K9 warriors: unwavering in their devotion to duty, tough enough to protect our country against all enemies and courageous through the extreme missions they undertake to save countless lives.