Off the Shelves – August 26



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


“Billy Summers” by Stephen King

When Billy Summers was twelve years old, he shot and killed his mother’s boyfriend after he kicked Billy’s sister to death. At 17, he enlisted in the army. At 18, he was a sniper in Iraq and involved in the deadly battle to recapture Fallujah. For nearly twenty years, he’s worked as a paid assassin. He’s a good guy in a bad job, and he wants out. He takes on a very complicated, very lucrative job that he hopes will be his last. He’s got a perfect new identity lined up and a scrupulously orchestrated, flawless escape plan. And then something happens that changes everything for Billy. -Provided by the publisher

“Billy Summers”
“Billy Summers”


“Holy Hot Mess: Finding God in the Details of this Weird and Wonderful Life” by Mary Katherine Backstrom

Mary Katherine Backstrom shares heart-breaking and hilarious stories of how God uses each ‘mess’ in our lives to bring us closer to Him. She shows readers that it’s okay to celebrate exactly where they are right now–holy, hot mess and all. A lot of people struggle with the concept of being holy. But the fact is, even the hottest of messes are being shaped–right now–into Jesus’ likeness. In this book, Mary Katherine shares the sometimes–hidden evidence of God’s work in her life and shows you that it’s okay to embrace the hot messes. -Provided by the publisher

“Holy Hot Mess”
“Holy Hot Mess”