Map of True Places
By Brunonia Barry
(HarperCollins Publishers, Paperback, 9780007314553)
Publication Date: February 2011
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- At the beginning of the novel, Brunonia Barry includes a quote from Herman Melville—"It is not down in any map; true places never are." Why do you think the author chose this quote to begin her story? Is the epigraph contradictory or complementary to the book's title?