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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. She is a regular contributor to Disunion, the New York Times' coverage of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, and her poetry and essays have appeared in numerous books, literary journals, and on NPR. Lois gives talks about American history and literature at libraries, bookstores, universities, museums, teacher training programs, and conferences throughout the country. She lives in a bright green house in Portland, Oregon, with a charming, bipedal Newfoundlander.

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date: January 29, 2014 11:37PM
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description: In honor of Black History Month, THE SECRETS OF MARY BOWSER, my book about the former slave who became a Union spy in the Confederate White House, is available for $1.99, now through the end of February, in any e-reader format (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, iTunes, etc.). Print and audio editions are also available, although the sale is only on the e-reader version.

This book offers insights into the free and enslaved black community in Richmond, Virginia in the 1840s-60s, as well as the vibrant black comm...more

"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.

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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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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
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After college, my friend Julie's sister moved to France, and when she got pregnant, her doctor told her, "Now you are pregnant, you need to take care of yourself. Stop exercising, and cut down to no more than two glasses of wine and five cigarettes a...more
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The Book of Genesis by R. Crumb
The Book of Genesis
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I taught a seminar at Portland Art Museum when they had the R. Crumb Book of Genesis on display. Although I think he does some interesting things visually--and it's always edifying to read the actual word-for-word Bible as opposed to popularized vers...more
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