Off the shelves


The following items are available at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Descriptions are provided by the publisher, unless otherwise noted. For more information on the library’s collection or to reserve a title, visit

Fiction: “City on Fire” by Don Winslow

“Two criminal empires together control all of New England. Until a beautiful woman comes between the Irish and the Italians, launching a war that will see them kill each other, destroy an alliance, and set a city on fire. Danny Ryan yearns for a more ‘legit’ life and a place in the sun. But as the bloody conflict stacks body on body and brother turns against brother, Danny has to rise above himself. “— Adapted from front flap.

“The Palace Papers”

Nonfiction: “The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor—the truth and the turmoil” by Tina Brown

The author of “The Diana Chronicles” takes readers inside the British royal family since the death of Princess Diana, showing the Queen’s stoic resolve as family drama raged around her.


“Hair Story”

Youth: “Hair Story” by NoNieqa Ramos

Illustrations and rhythmic, rhyming text follow a Boricua girl and a Black girl from birth through early childhood, culminating in a playdate where they celebrate their natural hair.


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