A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell
04.15.2009 from Scholastic
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 stunning lyricism, Sandell weaves a tale of one girl’s journey through the redemptive powers of art, friendship, and love.
I loved Lisa Ann Sandell’s book Song of the Sparrow, so I absolutely can’t wait for this one. It sounds really different, and really intriguing, and really awesome. And don’t you just love the cover?