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The Secrets of Mary Bowser

by Lois Leveen

The Secrets of Mary Bowser
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    May 2012, 496 pages

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Historical fiction about a former slave-turned-Civil-War-spy in Virginia, based on real events

With 21 out of 22 reviewers rating it 4 or 5 stars, Lois Leveen's debut novel, The Secrets of Mary Bowser, is a top pick among BookBrowse readers! Here's what they have to say:

I highly recommend The Secrets of Mary Bowser. It is written with incredible detail that not only tells a story but teaches you about a period of history in the United States that still influences our lives today. Mary was an incredibly courageous woman who risked everything... A great read (Kimberli M)! This is one of the best books I've read in recent years. While it is fiction, based on a small bit of probable history, it reads like a true story told by a participant in an amazing part of American history. You have to admire Mary Bowser, who follows her heart to do the right thing, despite life-threatening danger (Mary P). Beautifully written, The Secrets of Mary Bowser is based on a real person who lived...

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