Book club discussion days are my favorite days on this site. Today is even better because we’re discussing Sarah McCoy’s The Mapmaker’s Children. This novel tells the alternating stories of two women–an abolitionist and one from present day- and how one doll brings past and present together.
Based on the chatter in our private forum, From Left to Write members couldn’t get enough of McCoy’s characters. Our book club members were truly inspired by The Mapmaker’s Children. Don’t believe me? Check out their personal stories inspired by the novel.
- Farrah from Fairyburger laments the loss of a potential happily-ever-after due to words left unspoken.
- Ange at Cowgirl Runs considers past sacrifices and how life looks different now.
- Nancy of The Real Nani wonders is there a place anymore for old-fashioned letter-writing in a world of texting, facebooking and tweeting.
- Kate from Kate’s Point of View considers the history of her own home, a 115-year-old row house.
- Jenn at Momma on the Rocks talks about making the best out of what fate hands us.
- Tasha of Frozen OJ explains why she is a mother, but not a parent.
- Christina Yother talks about leaving a legacy of pictures and words for her children.
- Kelly at Cupcake Kelly’s writes about the pros and cons of smalltown living.
- Jennifer Wolfe from mamawolfe shares stories from her ancestors that reveal surprising connections to her present life.
- Kendra of Headband For Today realizes the importance of connecting with others in life.
- Jane T. talks about learning to cook at live like it’s shark week.
- Thien-Kim from I’m Not the Nanny pulls out an old box full of letters.
- Jennifer at Ramblings of a Semi-Conscious Mastermind Mommy enjoys being a mother figure to her “other” babies.
- melanie of tales from the crib embarks on an adventure in house-hunting
Intrigued? Grab a copy of The Mapmaker’s Children and see what the fuss is all about.