Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Pg. 69: Laurel Corona's "The Mapmaker's Daughter"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: The Mapmaker's Daughter by Laurel Corona.

About the book, from the publisher:
How Far Would You Go To Stay True to Yourself?

Spain, 1492. On the eve of the Jewish expulsion from Spain, Amalia Riba stands at a crossroads. In a country violently divided by religion, she must either convert to Christianity and stay safe, or remain a Jew and risk everything.

It's a choice she's been walking toward her whole life, from the days of her youth when her family lit the Shabbat candles in secret. Back then, she saw the vast possibility of the world, outlined in the beautiful pen and ink maps her father created. But the world has shifted and contracted since then.

The Mapmaker's Daughter is a stirring novel about identity, exile, and what it means to be home.
Learn more about the book and author at Laurel Corona's website.

Writers Read: Laurel Corona.

The Page 69 Test: The Mapmaker's Daughter.

--Marshal Zeringue