Off the Shelves – September 2


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

Fiction: “Blind Tiger” by Sandra Brown

Blind Tiger  By Maribeth Vaughn/Daily Reporter Staff Writer /
Blind Tiger 

“Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble… and lands in more than he bargained for. On the day he arrives in Foley, Texas, a local woman goes missing. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are a corrupt mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners… and a young widow whose soft features conceal an iron will.” –Author’s website

Nonfiction: “Giannis: the improbable rise of an NBA MVP” by Mirin Fader

Giannis  By Maribeth Vaughn/Daily Reporter Staff Writer /

“As the face of the NBA’s new world order, Giannis Antetokounmpo has overcome unfathomable obstacles to become a symbol of hope for people all over the world. But his backstory remains largely untold, and Fader unearths new information about the childhood that shaped ‘The Greek Freak’–from sleeping side-by-side with his brothers to selling trinkets on the side of the street with his family to the racism he experienced in Greece. Antetokounmpo grew up in an era when Golden Dawn, Greek’s far-right, anti-immigrant party, patrolled his neighborhood, and his status as an illegal immigrant largely prevented him from playing for Greek’s top clubs, making his rise to the NBA all the more improbable. Fader tells a deeply-human story of how an unknown, skinny, Black-Greek teen, who played in the country’s lowest pro division and was seen as a draft gamble, transformed his body and his game into MVP material.”–Amazon.