At the library – December 15



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

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‘A House Without Windows,’ by Nadia Hashimi

Zeba was a loving Afghan wife and mother, but her quiet life is shattered when her husband is found murdered with a hatchet in their courtyard. Nearly catatonic with shock, Zeba is unable to account for her whereabouts at the time of his death. Her children swear their mother could not have committed such an act, but her husband’s family is sure she did and demands justice. Zeba is arrested and jailed. Awaiting trial, she meets three women whose own misfortunes have also led them to these bleak cells: Nafisa, imprisoned to protect her from an honor killing; Latifa, who ran away from home but now stays in the prison as a safe shelter; Mezhgan, pregnant and unmarried, waiting for her lover’s family to ask for her hand in marriage. For these women, the prison is both a haven and a punishment. Removed from the harsh and unforgiving world outside, they form a lively and indelible sisterhood.

Adult Non-Fiction

“The Children of Roswell: A Seven-Decade Legacy of Fear, Intimidation, and Cover-Ups,” by Thomas J. Carey

The lifetime impact that Roswell and the most famous UFO incident of all time had on the families who lived with the truth while accepting the government’s account of the incident were forced to face years of suppression and fear of reprisal from a government sworn to protect them.

Despite governmental efforts to explain it away, Roswell is a story that just won’t disappear. Parents who were present during or immediately after the incident may have passed on, but their children know what happened during the summer of 1947‚ and have paid dearly for their knowledge. These are their stories.

Teen Materials

“Passenger,” by Alexandra Bracken

In one night, Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a dangerous stranger, Etta is certain that she has traveled not just miles but years from home. She’s inherited a legacy and a family she knew nothing about until now. Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from his servitude to the powerful Ironwood family. But now the Ironwoods are searching for a valuable stolen object that they believe only Etta can find. Nick must ensure she brings it back to them whether she wants to or not. The two embark on a journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta from Nicholas and her path to home forever.