Monday, 24 November 2008

The Mapmakers Opera by Bea Gonzalez

This is a wonderful book, set in early 20th century Mexico, combining history and biology, opera and a sense of justice. Sofia is a young woman fascinated by the natural world who manages to persuade her father to let her work with two scientists as they put together a bird book for the area. The scientists are also fascinated by the captive passenger pigeons held by the wealthiest man in the area. Meanwhile revolution is brewing around them all.....



It's a beautiful book and one that will make many people cry.

The Mapmaker's Opera by Bea Gonzalez

7 comments:

Devika said...

Sounds interesting CGP!

the author not a known name..will check..thank you for the two book references..one on Language at the other, inlcuding :)

wishes!
devika

Dave King said...

I hadn't heard either of the book or the author, but it's going on my book list. Thanks for that.

Scot said...

thanks for the post

Julie said...

Thank you! This sounds very interesting.

furrybutts said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll be on the lookout for the book :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for the heads up, Juliet.

...deb said...

This sounds fantastic, and a copy is available at my library! Yay.