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Award-winning author Lois Leveen dwells in the spaces where literature and history meet. A confirmed book geek, Lois earned degrees in history and literature from Harvard, the University of Southern California, and UCLA, and taught at UCLA and at Reed College. In addition to her novels JULIET'S NURSE and THE SECRETS OF MARY BOWSER, she has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, and her poetry and essays have appeared in numerous books, literary journals, and on NPR. Lois gives talks about history and literature at libraries, bookstores, universities, museums, teacher training programs, and conferences throughout the world. She lives in a bright green house ...more


Average rating: 3.86 · 4,180 ratings · 844 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Secrets of Mary Bowser
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 3,518 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 662 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen
"This book should be listed as a companion book to THE SPYMISTRESS. I loved both books, but this one had a much stronger narrative and left me feeling open and raw to the struggles of slaves actually fighting for their own freedom and liberty durin..." Read more of this review »
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location: University of Alabama, Gorgas Library, Room 205 , Tuscaloosa, AL, The United States
description: Lois Leveen, Ph.D. author of The Secrets of Mary Bowser, a novel based on the true story of a former slave who became a Union spy during the Civil War.
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" Karen V., so glad you liked the book. Please let your friends and family in Richmond know that I will be in town on Saturday, April 6, speaking at the ...more "
" I'm honored to announce that Target has selected my novel, The Secrets of Mary Bowser as its August book club pick.

The novel is based on the true sto
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" I'm delighted to tell you about my new novel THE SECRETS OF MARY BOWSER, just published by HarperCollins/William Morrow.


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" I'm having the bookiest week of my life! My novel THE SECRETS OF MARY BOWSER was published on Tuesday. Sold out at my first bookstore reading at the l ...more "
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“The twins each grab one of my shoulders, stretching and pushing according to the midwife’s commands, until I’m as close to that improbable position as a woman my size and age can get.”
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