The Secrets of Mary Bowser

The Secrets of Mary Bowser


“Masterfully written, The Secrets of Mary Bowser shines a new light onto our country’s darkest history.”
—Brunonia Barry, bestselling author of The Lace Reader

“Packed with drama, intrigue, love, loss, and most of all, the resilience of a remarkable heroine….What a treat!”
—Kelly O'Connor McNees, author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

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.

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  • Chapter 001
    Duration: 01min
  • Chapter 002
    Duration: 04min
  • Chapter 003
    Duration: 44min
  • Chapter 004
    Duration: 29min
  • Chapter 005
    Duration: 44min
  • Chapter 006
    Duration: 39min
  • Chapter 007
    Duration: 56min
  • Chapter 008
    Duration: 01h04min
  • Chapter 009
    Duration: 41min
  • Chapter 010
    Duration: 16min
  • Chapter 011
    Duration: 27min
  • Chapter 012
    Duration: 30min
  • Chapter 013
    Duration: 55min
  • Chapter 014
    Duration: 30min
  • Chapter 015
    Duration: 33min
  • Chapter 016
    Duration: 38min
  • Chapter 017
    Duration: 32min
  • Chapter 018
    Duration: 25min
  • Chapter 019
    Duration: 48min
  • Chapter 020
    Duration: 49min
  • Chapter 021
    Duration: 44min
  • Chapter 022
    Duration: 21min
  • Chapter 023
    Duration: 39min
  • Chapter 024
    Duration: 37min
  • Chapter 025
    Duration: 36min
  • Chapter 026
    Duration: 20min
  • Chapter 027
    Duration: 14min
  • Chapter 028
    Duration: 28min
  • Chapter 029
    Duration: 26min
  • Chapter 030
    Duration: 01min
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