The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy came from Crown and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.
An historical tale of John Brown's artist, mapmaker daughter is interwoven with the story of a woman from the present day who uncovers a porcelain doll head dating back to the days of the Underground Railroad in her root cellar and I am intensely curious to see how these two tales will come together.
Washing the Dead by Michelle Brafman came from Prospect Park Books and LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
The story of a woman who is exiled from her childhood Chasidic community examining her family history which ultimately leads her to the Jewish tradition of washing the dead, this sounds fascinating to me.
Famous Baby by Karen Rizzo came from Prospect Park Books.
The adult daughter of a woman who blogged about her daughter's entire life growing up worries that her mother has a new target for her blog: grandma. So the granddaughter kidnaps her grandmother to save her from this fate. This sounds hilarious.
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