For this week’s book club selection, we travel to Canada and France in midst of World War I in The Cartographer of No Man’s Land (Liveright) by P.S. Duffy. Angus leaves Nova Scotia and enlists in the war, even though he’s not a fighter. He’s really an artist and is promised a position as a cartographer. He hopes that being closer to the war will help him find his missing in action brother-in-law. Instead of drawing maps, Angus is sent to the battlefield. While his family eagerly awaits his return and his brother-in-law’s return, Angus discovers a lot more than he bargained for.
Take a look at what From Left to Write members had to say about The Cartographer of No Man’s Land:
- Rebecca of Life of an Army Wife is the wife of a Cartographer in the Army.
- Tasha from Frozen OJ is thankful her friends and family are safe.
- Ashley Bunker at Memoirs of a Modern Day Wife has stories shared by her family who fought in one, or more wars.
- Catherine of everyday epiphanies muses about war, pacifism, books, movies, and theology.
- Karen from Time Crafted remembers a childhood love.
- Joy of Joy’s Book Blog found a letter from her grandfather sent while training for World War I.
- Martha at Running Into 30 writes about her after work, off the grid lifestyle.
- Char from I (Don’t) Know Mommy had a calling from a young age to work with children.
- Kelly of Cupcake Kelly’s discusses the trend of the Father and Son relationship.
- Jennifer Wolfe from mamawolfe was compelled to step out of her safety zone. . .twice.
- Nancy at The Real Nani finds fate waiting for her at the crossroads of life.
- Amy of Occupation: Mommy loves the idea of traveling all over the world.
- Melanie from tales from the crib reflects on the significance of family commitment.
- Lorien at kaenix.com wonders what family is supposed to be.
- Thien-Kim of I’m Not the Nanny meditates through creating art.
- Robin from The Not Ever Still Life strategizes how best to care for her kids when their daddy isn’t around.
- Karen at A Magical Mommy thinks life is your biggest adventure.
- Meghan At Crazy Casa K connects with life on the ocean in Nova Scotia.
- Michelle of Honest & Truly! always hated the school assignments asking about famous ancestors.
Have you read The Cartographer of No Man’s Land? Join in the conversation by leaving a comment below. If you haven’t read it yet, there’s an excerpt of the book on P.S. Duffy’s website and you can follow the author on Facebook for updates.