Today’s Featured Kindle Book:
Author: Martha Conway
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Winner of the North American Book Award for Best Historical Fiction
On a humid day in June 1806, on the edge of Ohio’s Great Black Swamp, seventeen-year-old Susanna Quiner watches from behind a maple tree as a band of Potawatomi Indians kidnaps her four older sisters from their cabin. With both her parents dead from Swamp Fever and all the other settlers out in their fields, Susanna makes the rash decision to pursue them herself. What follows is a young woman’s quest to find her sisters, and the parallel story of her sisters’ new lives.
Over the course of one summer, the lives of all five women are transformed as they contend with starvation, slavery, betrayal, and love. Fast-paced, richly detailed, this is a riveting novel that demonstrates the true wildness of the wilderness, and the rugged perseverance of those who find themselves there.
About the Author:
Martha Conway is the author of SUGARLAND, THIEVING FOREST, and 12 BLISS STREET, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Her short fiction has appeared in the Iowa Review, Carolina Quarterly, Massachusetts Review, Folio, Epoch, and other journals. She teaches creative writing at Stanford University’s Online Writer’s Studio and UC Berkeley Extension. Born and raised in Ohio, Martha is one of seven sisters. She now makes her home in San Francisco.
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