Ronlyn Domingue

Valerie's note: Ronlyn is one of the first authors we hosted when her first novel was published.  We fell in love with her and the story-ghosts and New Orleans-how appropriate. I'd love to have you join us when she returns for this novel.

About the Author:

Ronlyn Domingue’s critically acclaimed debut novel THE MERCY OF THIN AIR was published in ten languages. Her work has appeared in The Beautiful Anthology (TNB Books), New England Review, The Independent (UK), Shambhala Sun, and on The Nervous Breakdown. She lives in Louisiana with her partner, Todd Bourque, and their cats. Connect with her on, Facebook, and Twitter.


From the critically acclaimed author of THE MERCY OF THIN AIR comes a fantastic tale, inspired by myth and legend, of an exiled mapmaker who must come to terms with the home and children she left behind.

This will be the map of your heart, old woman. In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom’s mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat. Attempting to warn them of imminent danger, Aoife is exiled for treason and finds refuge among the very people who had been declared her enemy. With them, she begins a new life surrounded by kindness, equality, and cooperation. But within herself, Aoife has no peace. She cannot share the grief she feels for the home and children she left behind. She cannot bear the warrior scars of the man she comes to love. And when she gives birth to their gifted daughter, Aoife cannot avoid what the child forces her to confront about her past and its truth. On this most important of journeys, there is no map to guide her. In this tale—her autobiography— Aoife reveals her pain and joy, and ultimately her transformation. THE MAPMAKER’S WAR is a mesmerizing, utterly original adventure about love and loss and the redemptive power of the human spirit.

What:  Ronlyn Domingue will discuss and sign her new novel, THE MAPMAKER’S WAR.

When:  Thursday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079

Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Ronlyn Domingue for book personalization, please purchase THE MAPMAKER’S WAR from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, you will receive a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line.

A limited number of autographed copies of Ronlyn’s books will be available for purchase after the event.  If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of this book, please call us an hour before the event at (281) 497-8675.
Event date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
14532 Memorial Dr
77079 Houston
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The Mapmaker's War: Keeper of Tales Trilogy: Book One (The Keeper of Tales Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451688887
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Atria Books - March 5th, 2013

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The Mercy of Thin Air: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743278829
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Published: Washington Square Press - June 20th, 2006

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