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The Secrets of Mary Bowser

(2012)
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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.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Masterfully written... Shines a new light onto our country's darkest history. Balancing fire and grace, the story of Mary Bowser takes us from hatered to courage to love." - Brunonia Barry

"Packed with drama, intrigue, love, loss, and most of all, the resilience of a remarkable heroine... What a treat!" - Kelly O'Connor McNees


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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secrets of Mary Bowser
Author(s): Lois Leveen
ISBN: 0-06-220724-5 / 978-0-06-220724-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secrets of Mary Bowser: An incredible novel of one woman's courage during the Civil War based on an unforgettable true story
Author(s): Lois Leveen
ISBN: 1-4447-3625-6 / 978-1-4447-3625-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secrets of Mary Bowser: A Novel
Author(s): Lois Leveen
ISBN: 0-06-210702-X / 978-0-06-210702-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secrets of Mary Bowser
Author(s): Lois Leveen
ISBN: 0-06-210790-9 / 978-0-06-210790-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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May 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Secrets of Mary Bowser: A Novel
Author(s): Lois Leveen
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secrets of Mary Bowser: An incredible novel of one woman's courage during the Civil War based on an unforgettable true story
Author(s): Lois Leveen
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secrets of Mary Bowser: A Novel
Author(s): Lois Leveen
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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