Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Mapmaker's Daughter

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
 

My pick for this week: The Mapmaker's Daughter by Laurel Corona

A sweeping story of 1492 Spain, exploring how what we know about the world shapes our map of life

1492. During the waning decades of Spain's golden age, Christian religious fervor culminated in the expulsion of all Jews and Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula. THE MAPMAKER'S DAUGHTER tells the story of these final years through the eyes of Amalia Cresques, the daughter of a mapmaker who has been living as a converso, hiding her Jewish faith.

As Amalia witnesses history in the making--the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, the court of Henry the Navigator in Portugal, the fall of Muslim Granada, and the Jewish expulsion from Spain--she must decide whether to relinquish what’s left of her true self or risk her life preserving it. A mesmerizing saga about faith, family and Jewish identity.

What are you waiting for?

3 comments:

  1. Haven't heard of this book until now, so thanks for sharing, Margaret!

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

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  2. this looks really interesting! cool cover too =)

    Thanks for sharing <3

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    Doris @ Owl Always Be Reading

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