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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah McCoy Narrator: Sarah McCoy, Abby Craden, Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781101889855
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Baker's Daughter, a story of family, love, and courage

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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Mapmaker’s Children is marked by rich, closely observed storytelling full of warmth and heart.”

    Charles Frazier, New York Times bestselling author of Cold Mountain

  • “I love the way this novel connects the past to the present. At first, these two heroines from different centuries seem to have little in common. But defining moments of bravery and resilience echo across generations for a truly satisfying story.”

    Laura Moriarty, New York Times bestselling author of The Chaperone

  • “Poignant and deeply absorbing. McCoy weaves this moving tale of two women finding their way with style and thoughtfulness.”

    Madeline Miller, author of Orange Prize winner The Song of Achilles

  • “Linking a contemporary woman named Eden with the daughter of abolitionist John Brown is a provocative idea, and McCoy has the skills to pull off something talk worthy.”

    Library Journal

  • “Sarah McCoy has illuminated a forgotten corner of American history with her signature empathy and spirit.”

    Mary Doria Russell, author of Doc and Epitaph

  • “Abby Craden and Cassandra Campbell voice these captivating women as they develop their independence and find meaning in their lives…Recommended for lovers of historical fiction.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • A Library Journal Editor’s Pick for Hot Book Club Reads for Summer 2015
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About the Author

Sarah McCoy is the author of the international bestseller and 2012 Goodreads Choice Award nominee The Baker’s Daughter and The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico. Her work has been featured in Real Simple, The Millions, Your Health Monthly, and other publications. She holds a BA in journalism and public relations from Virginia Tech and an MFA in English creative writing fiction from Old Dominion University.

About the Narrators

Abby Craden has been a professional actress and voice artist for over sixteen years and can be heard in numerous television and radio commercials, video games, and audiobooks. She has twice won the AudioFile Earphones Award.

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.