Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Mapmaker's Children


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


The Mapmaker's Children
By Sarah McCoy

Publication Date: May 5

From Amazon:

When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings. She boldly embraces this calling after being told the shocking news that she can’t bear children, but as the country steers toward bloody civil war, Sarah faces difficult sacrifices that could put all she loves in peril.


Eden, a modern woman desperate to conceive a child with her husband, moves to an old house in the suburbs and discovers a porcelain head hidden in the root cellar—the remains of an Underground Railroad doll with an extraordinary past of secret messages, danger and deliverance. 


Ingeniously plotted to a riveting end, Sarah and Eden’s woven lives connect the past to the present, forcing each of them to define courage, family, love, and legacy in a new way.


What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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21 comments:

Britt said...

I like you pick it looks interesting! Here is mine!
http://winterhavenbooks.blogspot.com/2015/01/waiting-on-wednesday-becoming-jinn-by.html?m=1
❤️Britt

Laura said...

Your pick sounds interesting. The time period of Civil War and the Underground Railroad was such an fascinating time. My WoW is The Dead Play On by Heather Graham.

Tressa S said...

I really like the cover and summary for this one. Thanks for sharing!

Marsha Spohn said...

That looks fascinating. I love when books take two different time periods and tie them together. I'll definitely look for this one.

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Kay said...

What an interesting book! I have always been fascinated with the methods used to guide the people on the Underground Railroad. I've read about the quilts in Jennifer Chiaverini's series. Putting this one on my list!

Kim@Time2Read said...

This one is on my list, too! I really enjoyed The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy, and the town where I grew up had several underground railroad stops, including one across the street from our church, so the subject intrigues me!

sara said...

This one sounds interesting i will have to add it to my TBR.

Raven D. said...

The cover for this book is awesome! I might have to add it to my list :D Here's my WoW pick! http://thebookishraven.blogspot.ca/2015/01/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

Jill Hoke said...

I've seen this one around. It looks really good. I love Civil War era fiction.

Christina Lynne said...

That sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

Nikita Johri said...

Your picks sounds interesting..Added to my TBR..Thanks for sharing :)

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Lisa Mandina said...

That sounds like a really good one! Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention!

Cecilie Blomberg said...

Great meme :D Of course I participated

Kelsey Hintzman said...

That looks like an interesting book! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica Nottingham said...

Wow, this sounds intriguing! Plus the cover is definitely gorgeous :).

Allison said...

This one sounds great! I can't wait to check it out.

Stormi Johnson said...

That sounds like an interesting read. :)

Lourdes said...

I hadn't heard of this book and I love historical fiction so thanks for bringing it to my attention. Here's my pick for the week: http://unboundbooksblog.blogspot.com/2015/01/waiting-on-wednesday-25.html

kwatanabe said...

Sounds interesting, I love the title!

Leeanna said...

That sounds quite interesting. Don't know if I've seen a book from the daughter of John Brown before.

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