As the books editor of Chatelaine magazine, I’d like to welcome you to the Chatelaine book blog!
For each of the next three weeks, I will be hosting an online chat about Félix J. Palma’s The Map of Time. Palma. The acclaimed Spanish writer has won more than 100 awards for his short stories, and The Map of Time, a rollicking time-travelling adventure, is his first book published in Canada.
We would love it if you would read along with us and join in our weekly discussions, which will start July 12 on Chatelaine.com. To get you started, here’s a review of the book.
Time Travellers: In this romantic steampunk thriller, Félix J. Palma leads the reader through an intriguing labyrinth of tragic love, treachery and time travel set in a Victorian London enthralled by H.G. Wells’ futuristic visions and terrorized by Jack the Ripper. Young Andrew Harrington contemplates travelling back in time to prevent a tragedy, even as literary masterpieces become the target of temporal piracy — are you sure you remember who wrote Dracula? The Map of Time will appeal to fans of The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and bears comparison to Shadow of the Wind by fellow Spaniard Carlos Ruiz Zafón. The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma, $30. — Heather Vogan