CAPL closing info
Announcement from the Cheboygan Area Public Library:
In order to protect our patrons and staff, the library will
be closed March 14th until further notice.
Library items currently checked out will not be due until
we open to allow time for return.
Patrons will still have access to the eBook and audiobook
library via Overdrive using the Libby app.
We also have our electronic magazine collection available
through the Flipster app.
The public are welcome to access our wifi signal from the
parking lot and surrounding streets 24/7.
Thank you for your support as we all work to
keep our communities safe
Bessie Bawtry is a young girl living in the early 1900s in Breaseborough, a mining town in South Yorkshire, England. Unusually gifted, she longs to escape a life burdened by unquestioned tradition. She studies patiently, dreaming of the day when she will take the entrance exam for Cambridge and be able to leave her narrow world. A generation later, Bessie's daughter Chrissie feels a similar impulse to expand her horizons, which she in turn passes on to her own daughter.
Nearly a century later, Bessie's granddaughter, Faro Gaulden, finds herself listening to a lecture on genetics and biological determinism. She has returned to Breaseborough and wonders at the families who remained in the humble little town where Bessie grew up. Confronted with what would have been her life had her grandmother stayed, she finds herself faced with difficult questions. Is she really so different from the plain South Yorkshire locals? As she soon learns, the past has a way of reasserting itself-not unlike the peppered moth that was once thought to be nearing extinction but is now enjoying a sudden unexplained resurgence.
The Peppered Moth is a brilliantly conceived novel, full of irony, sadness, and humor.