Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Book Giveaway: The Mapmaker's Children

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved.

It's the first of the month and you know what that means.
It's time to bring you October's Author/Reader discussion book!

We will be reading and discussing The Mapmaker's Children 
with Sarah McCoy

Sarah's publisher, Crown, has made 15 copies available for this discussion!

10 hardcovers (for US residents only) and
5 Netgalley copies (open internationally)

Here's what it's about:

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.

This giveaway will run through September 9th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on September 10th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC on goodreads. You must let me know if you are in the US or if you live internationally.

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from October 19th through October 25th . Sarah has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her. 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred).


 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 



  1. I would like to receive a hardcover copy and will happily participate in the discussion. I live in Michigan, USA and can be contacted at thomsirveaux@gmail.com.

  2. I would love to have a copy of Sarah's beautiful book.

    1. Susan, can you please let me know if you in the US or outside the US, and leave me a way to contact you? Your comment won't count unless you do so.

  3. I live in New York, U.S. You can contact me at shess220@gmail.com. Thank you.

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  5. HI all! Winners have been picked and emails will be going out shortly. Thanks for your interest in particpating. Check your email and be sure to respond if you won!!