Thursday, March 7th

5:30-7PM 

 

The Mapmaker's War is a mesmerizing, utterly original adventure about love and loss and the redemptive power of the human spirit."This will be the map of your heart, old woman. "In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom's mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat. Attempting to warn them of imminent danger, Aoife is exiled for treason and finds refuge among the very people who had been declared her enemy. With them, she begins a new life surrounded by kindness, equality, and cooperation. But within herself, Aoife has no peace. She cannot share the grief she feels for the home and children she left behind. She cannot bear the warrior scars of the man she comes to love. And when she gives birth to their gifted daughter, Aoife cannot avoid what the child forces her to confront about her past and its truth. On this most important of journeys, there is no map to guide her. In this tale--her autobiography-- Aoife reveals her pain and joy, and ultimately her transformation.

Ronlyn Domique discusses and signs her book, The Mapmaker’s War. 

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books. 

 

Event date: 

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
70130-5968 New Orleans
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Ronlyn Domingue: The Mapmaker's War