THE ONLINE CATALOG WEBSITE HAS MOVED! We are pleased to announce that our new online catalog is now live for our patrons to access the library catalog and manage their library accounts. Please visit the new catalog site at https://pasadena.ent.sirsi.net. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Pasadena Public Library at (626) 744-4066 or www.cityofpasadena.net/library/live-chat

The mapmaker's children : a novel / Sarah McCoy
eBook/eMedia | Crown Publishers | 2015 | First edition.
eBookId: CA864350-7361-40F6-9C36-6EB14A57392D

Additional actions:

More Details

Edition
First edition.
Description
1 online resource (pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Summary
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
"The Mapmaker's Children is the story of Sarah Brown, the vibrant, talented daughter of abolitionist John Brown. Her conventional life trajectory is dynamically changed when she's told the shocking news that she can't bear children and stumbles into her father's work on the Underground Railroad. Realizing that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the movement's leading mapmakers. Since many runaways are unable to read and cannot carry obvious maps demarcating safe houses, Sarah takes her cues from the slave code quilts of her abolitionist colleagues, hiding her maps within her paintings. But joining the mission makes her a target for the same bigotry and hatred that led to the execution of her father and is steering the country toward a bloody civil war. Interwoven with Sarah's adventure is the present-day story of Eden, a modern woman desperate to conceive a child with her husband, who moves to an old house in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. 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. Sarah and Eden's connection bridges the past and present, forcing each of them to define courage, family, love and legacy in a new way"-- Provided by publisher.
Note
Print version record.
URL
http://pas-gdl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CA864350-7361-40F6-9C36-6EB14A57392D
Image http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{CA864350-7361-40F6-9C36-6EB14A57392D}Img100.jpg
Subject
Genre/Form
ISBN
9780385348911 electronic bk.
0385348916 electronic bk.
9780385348904
0385348908
You Might Also Like
Browse Results
Other Sources:
View in classic catalog View MARC display
Popular Choices:
Loading Suggestions...