Thieving Forest - historical fiction by Martha Conway

2014 North American Book Award Winner for Best Historical Fiction

On a humid day in 1806, on the edge of Ohio's Great Black Swamp, 17-year-old Susanna Quiner watches from behind a tree as a band of Potawatomi Indians kidnaps her four older sisters from their cabin. With both her parents dead 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.

Fast-paced and richly detailed, Thieving Forest explores the transformation of all five women as they contend with starvation, slavery, betrayal, and love. "A powerful tale of sisterhood and survival" (Oakland Tribune).