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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: “Cloud Cuckoo Land” by Anthony Doerr

Dedicated to “the librarians then, now, and in the years to come,” Anthony Doerr’s “Cloud Cuckoo Land” is about the power of story and the astonishing survival of the physical book when for thousands of years they were so rare and so feared, dying, as one character says, “in fires or floods or in the mouths of worms or at the whims of tyrants.” It is a hauntingly beautiful and redemptive novel about stewardship — of the book, of the Earth, of the human heart.— Provided by publisher.

Nonfiction: “Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside” by Nick Offerman

With wit, heartwarming stories and a keen insight into new and exciting ways to see both the past and the future of the country, the actor, writer and woodworker takes a literary journey to America’s frontier to celebrate the people and landscape that have made it great.

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