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!
Sister Mother Warrior
Vanessa Riley brings readers a vivid, sweeping novel of the Haitian Revolution based on the true-life stories of two extraordinary women: the first Empress of Haiti, Marie-Claire Bonheur, and Gran Toya, a West African-born warrior who helped lead the rebellion that drove out the French and freed the enslaved people of Haiti. Born in West Africa, Abdaraya Toya was one of the specially chosen female warriors consecrated to the King of Dahomey. A free woman of color, Marie-Claire Bonheur was raised in an air of privilege and security because of her wealthy white grandfather. When war breaks out, Marie-Claire and Toya finally meet, and play pivotal roles in the revolution that will eventually lead to full independence for Haiti and its people.
The It Girl
April Clarke-Cliveden was the first person Hannah Jones met at Oxford. Vivacious, bright, occasionally vicious, and the ultimate It girl, she quickly pulled Hannah into her dazzling orbit. By the end of the year, April was dead. Now, a decade later, Hannah and Will are expecting their first child, and the man convicted of killing April, John Neville, has died in prison. Relieved to have put the past behind her, Hannah’s world is rocked when a young journalist presents new evidence that Neville may have been innocent. As Hannah delves deeper into the mystery of April’s death, she realizes that the friends she thought she knew all have something to hide…including a murder.
As a child, Devlin Ware thought his family stood for all that was right and good in the world. But at twenty-two, he discovered his whole world was an elaborate illusion, and when Devlin publicly called his family to account for it, he was exiled as a traitor. He enlisted in the fight against Napoleon and didn’t look back for six years. But now his father is dead, the Ware family is broken, and as the heir he is being called home. It’s only when Gwyneth Rhys—the woman he loved and then lost after his family banished him—holds out her hand to help him that he is able make the difficult journey and try to piece together his fractured family. It is Gwyneth’s loyalty, patience, and love that he needs. But is Devlin’s war-hardened heart even capable of offering her love in return?