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The Resource The mapmaker's children : a novel, Sarah McCoy

The mapmaker's children : a novel, Sarah McCoy

Label
The mapmaker's children : a novel
Title
The mapmaker's children
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sarah McCoy
Title variation
mapmakers children
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
  • "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"--
Writing style
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10401455
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCoy, Sarah
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C38573
LC item number
M37 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cartographers
  • Artists
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • United States
  • Conception
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Artists
  • Slavery
  • Runaways
  • Toleration
  • Secrets
  • Courage
  • Family life
  • Abolitionists
  • Artists
  • Cartographers
  • Conception
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Underground Railroad
  • United States
Label
The mapmaker's children : a novel, Sarah McCoy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn885313094
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780385348904
Lccn
2014021797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)885313094
Label
The mapmaker's children : a novel, Sarah McCoy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn885313094
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780385348904
Lccn
2014021797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)885313094

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