Monday, July 13, 2015
Book Review: The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy
I confess that I'd bypassed this book twice in choosing what I'd read for review...I am deeply sorry, I did. Why? Because I've just found my newest 'book friend', one of those books I expect to pick up and read again and again.
Ms. McCoy has done a difficult thing: She's told the story of two distant generations side by side. I dislike swapping characters and centuries in books finding that the stories are muddled. Not in this book. Ms. McCoy has skillfully blended the two stories, while keeping them separate and distinct in the story they each tell, by threading in common characteristics and objects.
The story is part mystery, part history, and partly a coming of age sort of story though not of a child. It is the coming of age of grown women who must find their own way from a place of grief to a place of peace, each in their own century.
I couldn't walk away from this book and hated to see it end. I can't recommend it highly enough!
This book was provided to me courtesy of Blogging for Books in consideration of a review.