The Floating Theatre
|The Floating Theatre
In a nation divided by prejudice, everyone must take a side.
When young seamstress May Bedloe is left alone and penniless on the shore of the Ohio, she finds work on the famous floating theatre that plies its trade along the river. Her creativity and needlework skills quickly become invaluable and she settles in to life among the colourful troupe of actors. She finds friends, and possibly the promise of more...
But cruising the border between the Confederate South and the 'free' North is fraught with danger.
For the sake of a debt that must be repaid, May is compelled to transport secret passengers, under cover of darkness, across the river and on, along the underground-railroad.
But as May's secrets become harder to keep, she learns she must endanger those now dear to her.
And to save the lives of others, she must risk her own...
A gloriously involving and powerful read for fans of Gone with the Wind and Tracy Chevalier's The Last Runaway.
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A captivating, thoughtful and unforgettable read. Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House and Glory over Everything
It is part of Martha Conway's gift as a writer to weave stories from the richest and most interesting periods of American history. Louisa Treger, author of The Lodger