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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 hcplibrary.org.

Fiction: “The Night She Disappeared” by Lisa Jewell

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On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend. One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. Known locally as the Dark Place, the dense forest is the writer’s favorite area for long walks, and it’s on one such walk that she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, “Dig Here.” Could this be a clue toward what has happened to the missing young couple? And what exactly is buried in this haunted ground? –Provided by publisher.

Nonfiction: “Forever Young” by Hayley Mills

 

The iconic actress looks back on her days as a child star for Disney, as well as the challenges of dealing with an industry that wanted her to remain bound to a wholesome, youthful public image. Mills was still a preteen when she began her acting career and was quickly thrust into the spotlight. Under the wing of Walt Disney himself, Mills was transformed into one of the biggest child starlets of the 1960s through iconic roles in both British and American films. She became one of only 12 actors in history to be bestowed with the Academy Juvenile Award. In her memoir, Mills provides a unique window into when Hollywood was still Tinseltown and the great Walt Disney was at his zenith, ruling over what was (at least in his own head) still a family business. As a member of an esteemed acting family, she offers both her childhood impressions of the wild and glamorous world she was swept into, and the wisdom and broader knowledge that time has given her. — Adapted from book jacket