finished reading

This is going to be a great book group discussion book!  There's suspense, magical realism, fantasy, murder mystery, thriller, and even a touch of romance.  I wasn't expecting magical realism because it's not really my favorite genre--but this book was just so stinking cool!  The New York Public Library is part of the setting and I loved how it was woven into the story.  I've also always loved looking at maps so the story of the map is fun.  This is such an original story.  It's hard to talk about what I like without spoilers.  

I liked the shifting narratives that helped fill in the backstory and history of this group of friends.  

From the publisher:
What is the purpose of a map?

Nell Young’s whole life and greatest passion is cartography. Her father, Dr. Daniel Young, is a legend in the field and Nell’s personal hero. But she hasn’t seen or spoken to him ever since he cruelly fired her and destroyed her reputation after an argument over an old, cheap gas station highway map.

But when Dr. Young is found dead in his office at the New York Public Library, with the very same seemingly worthless map hidden in his desk, Nell can’t resist investigating. To her surprise, she soon discovers that the map is incredibly valuable and exceedingly rare. In fact, she may now have the only copy left in existence... because a mysterious collector has been hunting down and destroying every last one—along with anyone who gets in the way.

But why?

To answer that question, Nell embarks on a dangerous journey to reveal a dark family secret and discovers the true power that lies in maps...

1 comment:

Mimi Lenox said...

It seems like the whole world is one big dark family secret these days.

How is your school year going? I hope it's the best one ever!