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: “Dreamland” by Nicholas Sparks

Colby Mills once felt destined for a musical career, until tragedy grounded his aspirations. Now the head of a small family farm in North Carolina, he spontaneously takes a gig playing at a bar in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida, seeking a rare break from his duties at home. But when he meets Morgan Lee, his world is turned upside-down, making him wonder if the responsibilities he has shouldered need dictate his life forever. Morgan has graduated from a prestigious college music program with the ambition to move to Nashville and become a star. Romantically and musically, she and Colby complete each other in a way that neither has ever known. While they are falling headlong in love, Beverly is on a heart-pounding journey of another kind. Fleeing an abusive husband with her six-year-old son, she is trying to piece together a life for them in a small town far off the beaten track. With money running out and danger seemingly around every corner, she makes a desperate decision that will rewrite everything she knows to be true.

Nonfiction: “Killing the Legends” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

The King is dead. The Walrus is shot. The Greatest is no more. Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Muhammad Ali. These three icons changed not only the worlds of music, film, and sports, but the world itself. Their faces were known everywhere, in every nation, across every culture. And their stories became larger than life-until their lives spun out of control at the hands of those they most trusted.

Youth: “The Nightmare Brigade Vol. 1: The Girl from Déjà vu” by Franc Thilliez

Esteban and Tristan have a special after-school job. They enter Tristan’s father’s Sleep Clinic where they have one goal: help people get rid of their worst nightmares. With unique equipment the Nightmare Brigade can literally infiltrate their patients’ nightmare to seek its root and destroy the cause. But the Nightmare Brigade is in jeopardy of getting stuck inside a nightmare forever when a rogue patient, with tragic ties to Tristan’s family, hijacks a nightmare they are trying to fix. Will they help avoid a breakdown in their patient and return to the real world? Or is this one nightmare no one wakes up from? —From the back cover.