Google Hangout! The Cartographer of No Man's Land by P.S. Duffy

  • August 17, 2014 · 4:00 PM

The lauded masterpiece about a family divided by World War I, hailed as “brilliant . . . altogether a remarkable debut” (Simon Mawer, author of The Glass Room).


From a village in Nova Scotia to the trenches of France, P. S. Duffy’s astonishing debut showcases a rare talent emerging in midlife.

When his beloved brother-in-law goes missing at the front in 1916, Angus defies his pacifist upbringing to join the war and find him. Assured a position as a cartographer in London, he is instead sent directly into battle. Meanwhile, at home, his son Simon Peter must navigate escalating hostility in a town torn by grief. Selected as both a Barnes & Noble Discover pick and one of the American Bookseller Association’s Debut Dozen, The Cartographer of No Man’s Land offers a soulful portrayal of World War I and the lives that were forever changed by it, both on the battlefield and at home.

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  • Carla G.

    Which book will we be reading for this coming Sunday?

    August 24

  • Erika

    I am so sorry that I missed this meeting! I had every intention of attending and realize that not showing up is even worse when it's your first meeting because you look like a complete flake! In any case, I promise it won't happen again.

    August 19

  • Quen

    I'm so sorry to keep messing things up, but my FIL came I to town yesterday. I don't feel like I can spend the time away from the family to participate!!! I'm so sorry!!! Miss you guys!!

    August 16

    • Cathy D.

      I will invite you anyway on the off chance you can pop in and out again to the hangout (like photo-bombing) as you pass through the living room. You don't have to discuss the book -- it would be fun just to say hi :-)

      August 17

  • Cathy D.

    All,

    We are having our virtual meeting today -- our first google hangout (no physical meeting). 1) Make sure you have the google hangout app installed on your computer or Ipad.
    2) Open the app at about 3:55 pm and wait for my invitation to "join." As long as you have signed up for google plus, the Join message will arrive through a lookup to your email address. That's it! We will be able to see you and you will be able to see all of us. Since its our first, we may have technology issues so keep your expectations low. Hope to talk to you at 4.

    Cathy

    August 17

    • Sha'ron W.

      My email through google hangout is [masked]

      August 17

  • Mary Ann B.

    I forgot that this was an online event. I'm not sure I understand how it works.

    August 17

  • Mary Ann B.

    Where are we meeting?

    August 17

  • Pat H.

    I had planned to attend tomorrow's meeting, but we have friends who will be in town. I enjoyed reading The Cartographer of No Man's Land and was looking forward to the discussion .

    August 16

  • Carla G.

    It was really good meeting all of you, I will not be able to attend the next two meetings which i am very sorry about. What will be the third book we will be reading?

    August 15

  • Cathy D.

    Hi all, I'm moving this one out -- again! Aug 3 is an open date so we'll try for our first google hangout then. Happy reading!

    1 · July 17

    • Quen

      Thank you!!!!

      July 17

  • Quen

    I just noticed that you rescheduled, so I bought the book on my Kindle. I will try to finish it in time. Still unpacking and trying to find some time for fun :-)

    July 14

  • Lisa

    I won't be able to attend after all :-( but I hope the Google hangout works out well. I thought the book portrayed the experience of war well but was a bit disappointed at how all the relationships seemed to fall apart. Have a fun discussion.

    July 8

  • Cathy D.

    Moving this meeting out a bit for a couple of reasons -- folks are asking for more time and also I want to make sure we have our beloved remote participant lined up to attend.

    1 · July 2

  • Pat H.

    I'll have to miss the July 6 Google Hangout meeting, will be attending a BBQ cookout with friends and family.

    July 1

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