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An Evening with Author Lois Leveen

Date: 7:00pm PDT September 13, 2012 Location: Frank Manor House

Frank Manor House

Please join the Department of English as we kick-off our 2012-2013 Visiting Writer’s Series with a fiction reading by author Lois Leveen.  This event is co-sponsored  by Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies.  Refreshments will be provided.  Free and open to the public.


    A powerful debut novel, based on a true story, about a female slave who spies for the Union during the Civil War.

    “Deftly integrating historical research into this gripping tale of adventure, love, and national conflict, Leveen brings Mary to life and evenhandedly reveals the humanity on both sides of America’s deadliest war.” –Publisher’s Weekly

    Leveen earned degrees in history and literature from Harvard, the University of Southern California, and UCLA. She is a regular contributor to Disunion, the New York Times coverage of the sesquicentennial.


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