About the author:
Martha Conway's novel, THIEVING FOREST, has won a North American Book Award, an Independent Publishers Award, and a Reader's Choice Award. Her first novel, 12 Bliss Street, was nominated for an Edgar Award, and her short fiction has been published in The Iowa Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Folio, and other journals. She has taught fiction at UC Berkeley Extension and Stanford University's Online Writer's Studio, and is a recipient of a California Arts Council Fellowship for Creative Writing.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Martha is one of seven sisters. She now makes her home in San Francisco.
North American Book Awards Winner for Best Historical Fiction
"An extraordinary new historical novel."
—Akron Beacon Journal
"A powerful tale of sisterhood and survival."
—San Jose Mercury News
”Conway's historical novel features prose as rich as its characters ... hypnotic.” —Kirkus Reviews
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.
Thieving Forest explores the transformation of all five sisters as they contend with starvation, slavery, betrayal, and love. Fast-paced and richly detailed, Thieving Forest is a riveting novel that demonstrates the true wildness of the wilderness, and the rugged perseverance of those who find themselves there.
10% Thieving Forest Author Edition Discount
Enter discount code FD52R8T3 after adding to cart.
- Publication Date:
- 0991618505 / 9780991618507
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Historical / General