A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann SandellA Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell

A Map of the Known World

byLisa Ann Sandell

Paperback | May 1, 2011

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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.
Lisa Ann Sandell studies sculpture, is re-learning to play the trumpet, and, like Cora. has always found art and writing to be a driving force in her live. She is the author of The Weight of the Sky, which was named one of the New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age, and Song of the Sparrow, which was a BookSense Summer 2007 p...
Title:A Map of the Known WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.27 × 0.57 inPublished:May 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545069718

ISBN - 13:9780545069717

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was purchased for my 12 year old granddaughter. I'm sure my granddaughter will love this book since she requested it.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow! this book is just amazing, its a must have on my shelf! its not your typically book, its more about a family dealing with a lost of their son. the book centers around their daughter cora, who as she enters high school she finds out things shes never known before, she realizes that shes never really known her brother and how much he was like her, with the help of Damian her brothers (Nate's) best friend. as the story goes along Cora finally begins to find closure, help her family get through a tough time and finds something special in Damian!
Date published: 2011-07-24

Editorial 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