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The Secrets of Mary Bowser
by Lois Leveen
- Characters: Mary Bowser, Bet Van Lew
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
- ISBN: 9780062107909 (0062107909)
- Genres: fiction, historical, war
- Language: english
- Author: Lois Leveen
- Format: paperback, 453 pages
- Release date: May 15, 2012
- Places: Richmond, Virginia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
About The Book
With the rich detail of Cold Mountain, the strong female bonds of The Help, and the untold history of The Warmth of Other Suns, comes a powerful debut novel about the secrets a woman keeps, and those she will risk everything to tell.
Based on the remarkable true story of a freed African American slave who returned to Virginia at the onset of the Civil War to spy on the Confederates, The Secrets of Mary Bowser is a masterful debut by an exciting new novelist.
Author Lois Leveen combines fascinating facts and ingenious speculation to craft a historical novel that will enthrall readers of women’s fiction, historical fiction, and acclaimed works like Cane River and Cold Mountain that offer intimate looks at the twin nightmares of slavery and Civil War.
A powerful and unforgettable story of a woman who risked her own freedom to bring freedom to millions of others, The Secrets of Mary Bowser celebrates the courageous achievements of a little known but truly inspirational American heroine.
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