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A Map of the Known World

By Lisa Ann Sandell   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545069717 Paperback
288 Pages | 5.27" x 8" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545069700 Hardcover
288 Pages | 5.68" x 8.51" | Ages 12 & Up

Cora Bradley dreams of escape. Ever since her reckless older brother, Nate, died in a car crash, Cora has felt suffocated by her small town and high school. She seeks solace in drawing beautiful maps, envisioning herself in exotic locales. When Cora begins to fall for Damian, the handsome, brooding boy who was in the car with Nate the night he died, she uncovers her brother's secret artistic life and realizes she had more in common with him than she ever imagined. With beautiful lyricism, Sandell weaves a tale of one girl's journey through the redemptive powers of art, friendship, and love.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for A Map of the Known World "Sandell creates a satisfying tension by juxtaposing Cora's grief anger at her parents with her developing attraction to Damian and her growing sense of possibility about her own future" -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Sandell pens another winner with this beautifully written, poignant story that touches on life and death." -RT Book Reviews

"Sandell is at her best when the small moments between Cora and Nate are left, like art, to speak for themselves." -Post-Gazette

"Richly textured." -School Library Journal

"Lyrical and well-paced" -ALAN Online