The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy
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.
A bewitching tale from bestselling author ALICE HOFFMAN
In Alice Hoffman’s enchanting novel for middle grade readers, family secrets are uncovered and the best friendships are forbidden.
Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It’s time to break the spell.
Win a signed copy of THE SHADOW CABINET by Maureen Johnson
The thrilling third installment of the Edgar-nominated, New York Times bestselling SHADES OF LONDON series! At the end of The Madness Underneath, Rory and her friends are reeling from the sudden and tragic loss of their friend and leader. THE SHADOW CABINET picks up where readers left off — Rory tries to determine if there is a way to bring Stephen back. Meanwhile, new dangers arise! Charlotte has been kidnapped by Jane’s nefarious organization. Time is running out as the ghost squad struggles to protect London and Rory learns someone she trusts has been keeping a tremendous secret!
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“Lyrical, propulsive, dark and compelling. Joy knows well the grit and gravel of his world, the soul and blemishes of the place.”–Daniel Woodrell
In the country-noir tradition of Winter’s Bone meets ‘Breaking Bad,’ a savage and beautiful story of a young man seeking redemption.
The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. The only joy he finds comes from reuniting with Maggie, his first love, and a girl clearly bound for bigger and better things than their hardscrabble town.
Jacob has always been resigned to play the cards that were dealt him, but when a fatal mistake changes everything, he’s faced with a choice: stay and appease his father, or leave the mountains with the girl he loves. In a place where blood is thicker than water and hope takes a back seat to fate, Jacob wonders if he can muster the strength to rise above the only life he’s ever known.
Sign up for the chance to win one of FIFTY (50) advance reading copies (one of TWENTY-FIVE (25) print galleys or one of TWENTY-FIVE (25) e-galleys) of WHERE ALL LIGHT TENDS TO GO by David Joy (Approximate Retail Value = $5.00).