The Map Colorist


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$17.95  $16.69
She Writes Press
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.84 pounds

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About the Author

Rebecca D'Harlingue writes about women in the seventeenth century taking a different path. She has done graduate studies in Spanish literature, worked as a hospital administrator, and taught English as a Second Language to adults from all over the world. She has been in the same book club for decades, and although members sometimes disagree, there's always a lively discussion. D'Harlingue lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, Arthur, where they are fortunate to frequently spend time with their children and grandchildren.


2023 Literary Titan Book Awards Gold Winner

"Author Rebecca D'Harlingue has crafted a fantastic work of literary-styled fiction that packs much into a plot filled with infidelity, long-buried secrets, murder, mystery, and more. . . . The Map Colorist will certainly please fans of strong female leads and trend breakers in history, and I'd highly recommend it for literary fiction fans looking for accomplished writing that also has a fast- paced, engaging plot."
-Readers' Favorite, 5-star review

"The author's emotionally resonant narrative follows the coming-of-age of a female artist fueled by a passion for her work . . . D'Harlingue deftly portrays her struggles and the complicated relationship dynamics that emerge as Anneke shares her work with others, ultimately exposing disturbing truths that harm all involved.
--Kirkus Reviews

"D'Harlingue's narrative prowess shines as she evokes empathy and investment in her beautifully fleshed out characters, along with their aspirations, triumphs, and tribulations. This subdued, yet potent tale will resonate with discerning readers, particularly those with a penchant for rich historical detail."
--Literary Titan

"The rich and fascinating worlds of mapmaking, exploration, and art spring to life in the story of Anneke van Brug. The Map Colorist is a well-researched, entrancing novel that will charm lovers of The Girl With the Pearl Earring and The Miniaturist."
--Nancy Bilyeau, author of The Blue and The Fugitive Colors

"A riveting story of an artist who learns ambition from her mother's example, resulting in secrets, deception, and tragedy. You will hold your breath all the way to the end before you know if love and family can prevail."
--Linda Ulleseit, author of The Aloha Spirit and The River Remembers

"In this impeccably researched novel, Rebecca D'Harlingue offers the reader a glimpse into the world of map creation in seventeenth-century Amsterdam. A novel of thwarted ambitions, unusual twists and turns fueled by secrets and lies, and the often harsh realities of family and Dutch society."
--Michelle Cameron, author of Beyond the Ghetto Gates and Babylon