The Map Of True Places: A Novel by Brunonia BarryThe Map Of True Places: A Novel by Brunonia Barry

The Map Of True Places: A Novel

byBrunonia Barry

Paperback | March 22, 2011

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“Masterfully woven…The Map of True Places is a gripping quest for truth that kept me reading at the edge of my seat to the very last page.”
—Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice


Brunonia Barry, author of the beloved New York Times and international bestseller The Lace Reader is back with The Map of True Places, an emotionally resonant novel of tragedy, secrets, identity, and love. The moving and remarkable tale of a psychotherapist who discovers the strands of her own life in the death of a troubled patient, The Map of True Places is another glorious display of the unique storytelling prowess that inspired Toronto’s Globe and Mail to exclaim, “Brunonia Barry can write. Boy can she write.”

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Brunonia Barry lives in Salem with her husband and their beloved golden retriever, Byzantium.
Title:The Map Of True Places: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:March 22, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061624810

ISBN - 13:9780061624810


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this author Another great read from this author, I believe it was her first novel. Deeply personal and worth sticking with it.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Like the "Lace Reader" it is a novel of intrigue! Taking place mainly in Salem with some of the same characters as in the Lace Reader, it is a novel I could not put down. The twists and turns, the strands that are alluded to but never cease to surprise! Brunonia Barry is an amazing writer. Each character is an integral part of the plot and while the greater lessons for the reader are not blatantly spelled out they are there and very impactful.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Details Beautifully Woven Together Barry carefully reveals details of Zee's past as well as secrets that are/were kept from her. It kept me on my toes! With all of the circumstances involved in the story, a reader may connect with one or two themes/events included in the story.
Date published: 2018-03-20

Editorial Reviews

“Gripping and emotionally taut, this is a novel brimming with both the messy and the lovely parts of life. A provocative examination of family, aging, and finding your true place in the world, The Map of True Places is sure to smoothly sail up the bestseller list.”