Map of the Heart

A Novel

by Susan Wiggs

On Sale: 02/12/2019

Map of the Heart

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Map of the Heart

A Novel

by Susan Wiggs

On Sale: 02/12/2019


About the Book

Love and family. War and secrets. Betrayal and redemption.


#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns with a deeply emotional and atmospheric story that spans oceans and decades, from the present-day Delaware shore to the battlefields of WWII France.


Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter Julie in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family’s secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she’s embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her.


Camille, Julie, and Camille’s father return to the French town of his youth, sparking  unexpected memories — recollections that will lead them back to the dark days of the Second World War. And it is in the stunning Provençal countryside that they will uncover their family’s surprising history.


While Provence offers answers about the past, it also holds the key to Camille’s future. Along the way, she meets a former naval officer who stirs a passion deep within her — a feeling that she thought she’d never experience again.


“Susan Wiggs seamlessly melds historical drama with contemporary romance,” raves Mary Kay Andrews. Now, this hugely popular author has created her biggest, most powerful story yet — a beautiful and heartfelt novel that celebrates the bonds of family and pays homage to the sacrifices of the past.


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Critical Praise

“A sweeping story that spans generations and continents. No one knows a woman’s heart like Susan Wiggs.” - Mary Alice Monroe

“Wiggs bridges eras of history and the depths of the human heart in this emotional story of a family shaped by tragedies both near and distant.” - Publishers Weekly

“Wiggs seamlessly weaves a multigenerational story that will make you laugh, make you cry and leave you with a sigh of satisfaction as you turn the final page.” -

“The characters are warm and human, with the mysteries adding just enough spice.” - Library Journal

Praise for Map of the Heart: “A moving, sophisticated story of fathers and daughters, love and loss, secrets and lies, rebellion and redemption.” - Jane Green

“Wiggs handles characters, setting, and plot with perfect aplomb while creating an unforgettable story about love, loss, family, and friendship that will resonate with readers long after they have turned the last page of this exquisitely crafted story.” - Booklist (starred review)


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062425508
  • ISBN 10: 0062425501
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 02/12/2019
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Historical / World War II
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Family Life

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