Off the Shelves – March 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

Adult Fiction

“Strange Weather” by Joe Hill

The four novellas of “Strange Weather” chronicle the battle between good and evil in this new collection by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King.) “Snapshot” is the story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by “The Phoenician,” a tattooed thug in possession of a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap. A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud in “Aloft.” On an ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails — splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover — that spreads apocalyptically across the country and around the world in “Rain.” In “Loaded,” a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it.

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Adult Nonfiction

“The People are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: the story of an American rage” by Jared Yates Sexton

When journalist Jared Yates Sexton agreed to cover the 2016 election season, he didn’t know he was stepping into what would become ― for both political parties ― the most divisive political circus in U.S. history. His initial dispatches showed Democrats at war with their establishment and coming apart at the seams over the long-gestating rise of Hillary Clinton versus the upstart momentum of Bernie Sanders. Then, on June 14, Sexton attended a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. One of the first journalists to witness these rallies and report on the raw anger that occurred there, Sexton found himself the center of a maelstrom. Following a series of tweets that saw his observations viewed more than a million times, his reporting was soon featured in the mainstream media of “The Washington Post,” NPR and “The New York Times.” Sexton gained more than 18,000 followers on Twitter in a matter of days, and was the recipient of online harassment, campaigns to get him fired from his university professorship and death threats. “The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore” is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election, the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House.