The Cartographers

  • Type: Books
  • By: Peng Shepherd
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Lynn H.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062910691
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A delightful blend of mystery, magical realism, and suspense that draws you in until the last page.

Nell Young, whose father is an esteemed cartographer in the New York Public Library Maps Division, had a bright future following in his footsteps until the day of The Junk Box Incident. Why would a box containing an ordinary gas station map invoke Dr. Young to fire his daughter and her boyfriend Felix, another promising intern in the Maps Division? Years later, when Nell receives a call that her father has been found dead at the library and foul play suspected, she discovers that same gas station map hidden in his secret files. Wanting to understand her father and the reason for his death, Nell reconnects with Felix to help her uncover the significance of this map. It quickly becomes clear that someone wants this map at all costs, and that Nell’s life is in danger until she discovers who it is and why they want it. Their search leads them to dig up secrets in Dr. Young’s past, including the tragic death of his wife when Nell was a toddler. This imaginative tale pulls you in with its intrigue, fantastical elements, and strong characters. This will appeal to fans of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus.