THE NEW YORK TIMES
BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE
—LOUISA TREGER, AUTHOR OF THE LODGER
—AMY BELDING BROWN, AUTHOR OF FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW
ABOUT THE BOOK
Set aboard a nineteenth century riverboat theater, this is the moving, page-turning story of a charmingly frank and naïve seamstress who is blackmailed into saving runaways on the Underground Railroad, jeopardizing her freedom, her livelihood, and a new love. Read More
Martha Conway is the author of several novels, including Thieving Forest, which won the North American Book Award in Historical Fiction. Her first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award, and her short fiction has appeared in the Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, The Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly, and other publications.