Record Details

Catalog Search

The Underground River : a novel / Martha Conway.

Conway, Martha, (author.).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 12 of 14 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 14 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch FIC CONWAY UND (Text) 34207002103811 Adult Fiction Available -
Butler PL - Butler FIC CONWAY (Text) 73174005033123 Adult: Fiction Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL FIC CON (Text) 38217000575585 Fiction Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Laurel PL FIC CON (Text) 36241000407419 Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library FIC CON (Text) 33187004235897 Fiction (adult) Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC CONWAY (Text) 32826014110829 Adult Fiction Checked out 02/19/2019
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch FIC.c Conway, Martha (Text) 78294000263210 Adult Fiction Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland AF CONWA (Text) 76383000451419 Adult Fiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon F CON (Text) 34330513136201 Adult - General Fiction Available -
Spencer Co PL - Grandview Branch FIC CON (Text) 70741300108014 Adult Fiction Available -
Next 10 »

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501160202
  • Physical Description: 340 pages : map ; 247 cm
  • Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
A Touchstone Book.
Summary, etc.:
"Set aboard a nineteenth century riverboat theater, this is the moving, page-turning story of a charmingly frank and naive seamstress who is blackmailed into saving Runaways on the Underground Railroad, jeopardizing her freedom, her livelihood, and a new love. It's 1838, and May Bedloe works as a seamstress for her cousin, the famous actress Comfort Vertue--until their steamboat sinks on the Ohio River. Though they both survive, both must find new employment. Comfort is hired to give lectures by noted abolitionist, Flora Howard, and May finds work on a small flatboat, Hugo and Helena's Floating Theatre, as it cruises the border between the northern states and the southern slave-holding states. May becomes indispensable to Hugo and his troupe, and all goes well until she sees her cousin again. Comfort and Mrs. Howard are also traveling down the Ohio River, speaking out against slavery at the many riverside towns. May owes Mrs. Howard a debt she cannot repay, and Mrs. Howard uses the opportunity to enlist May in her network of shadowy characters who ferry babies given up by their slave mothers across the river to freedom. Lying has never come easy to May, but now she is compelled to break the law, deceive all her new-found friends, and deflect the rising suspicions of Dr. Early who captures Ranaways and sells them back to their southern masters. As May's secrets become more tangled and harder to keep, the Floating Theatre readies for its biggest performance yet. May's predicament could mean doom for all her friends on board, including her beloved Hugo, unless she can figure out a way to trap those who know her best"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: River boats > Fiction.
Women dressmakers > Fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
Fiction / Historical.
Fiction / Family Life.
Fiction / General.

Additional Resources