Monday, March 12, 2012

Mailbox Monday March 12

I received one book in the past two weeks. I have cut way back on the amount of books coming in. I need to catch up around here! This month's mailbox Monday is being hosted by Anna at Diary of an Eccentric

The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (May 15, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062107909
ISBN-13: 978-0062107909

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.


  1. This one looks awesome and it totally about something that I love to read!!

  2. I do like the sound of this one a lot -- hope its as good as it sounds.

  3. It sounds like a great book. Can't wait to see what you think of it!

  4. I'm not familiar with that book, but it sounds good! I love that it's based on a true story.

  5. Wow, this one sounds really good. I'm adding it to my wish list.

  6. I hadn't heard of this one before but it's definitely one I'd like to read. I love the cover as well - it's what first caught my attention.

  7. This sounds like a great read -- hope you enjoy it :)

  8. This one sounds really good, especially since it's based on a true story. Have a great reading week!

  9. Ooh! I have this one, too! Doesn't it look great?


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