Sarah McCoy in conversation with Jenna Blum - The Mapmaker’s Children Author Event

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, hiding her maps within her paintings. 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. Ingeniously plotted to a riveting end, Sarah and Eden’s woven lives connect the past to the present, forcing each of them to redefine courage, family, love, and legacy.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
279 Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446-2908
The Mapmaker's Children Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385348904
Availability: Special Order (unlikely to be available)
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - May 5th, 2015