New Fiction: Thursday, August 26

The Macedon Public Library is fully open for in-person visits. Computers are available and the Discovery Room is also open. Masks are strongly encouraged for all patrons, even if you have been vaccinated. We will continue to offer “Grab and Go” services for those who prefer to place their books on hold online and then pick them up in the cabinet outside the library.

Here are a few of the new books that have come in to the library recently. We invite you to check them out!

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Ice and Stone

When two women are brutally murdered in northern California, their deaths are the latest atrocities in a surge of violence targeting Indigenous women in the area. Despite all evidence to the contrary, local officials rule the deaths isolated incidents, and they soon join the ranks of other unsolved homicides, quickly forgotten by law enforcement. Private Investigator Sharon McCone knows better, and so does the organization known as Crimes Against Indigenous Sisters, which hires Sharon to go undercover in Eiwok county, a tiny region on the mountainous Oregon border, to uncover the murderer. In an isolated cabin in the freezing, treacherous woods, Sharon must unravel a mystery that is rooted in ignorance, profound hatred, and vengeance — before another victim is claimed.

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The King of Infinite Space

Meet Ben Dane: brilliant, devastating, devoted, honest to a fault. His Broadway theater baron father is dead —but by purpose or accident? The question rips him apart. Unable to face alone his mother’s ghastly remarriage to his uncle, Ben turns to his dearest friend, Horatio Patel, whom he hasn’t seen since their relationship changed forever from platonic to something…other. Meanwhile, Ben’s ex-fiancé Lia, separated from her loved ones thanks to her addiction recovery and torn from her art, has been drawn into the fold of three florists from New Orleans — seemingly ageless sisters who teach her the language of flowers, and whose magical bouquets hold both curses and cures. On one explosive night these forces will collide, and the only possible outcome is death. Impish, captivating, and achingly romantic, this is Hamlet as you’ve never seen it before.

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The Reading List

Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in Wembley, in West London. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading. Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a a list of novels that she’s never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she’s facing at home. When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list…hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again. 

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