The Last Runaway
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A powerful journey brimming with color and drama, The Last Runaway is New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevalier’s vivid exploration of an iconic chapter in American history.
Ohio 1850. For a modest English Quaker stranded far from home, life is a trial. Untethered from the moment she leaves England, fleeing personal disappointment, Honor Bright is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in an alien, untamed landscape. Drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, Honor befriends two exceptional people who embody the startling power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal cost.
Like Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings, Chevalier's novel is a sweeping and important novel about the power of bravery, friendship, and perseverance.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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The last runaway
Tracy writes as if you are with her in the moment. She takes you to places and helps you live it. I have enjoyed every one of her books, so much so that I have reread them often. This one will not disappoint.
This book is well-written and kept me reading non-stop. This story, from start to finish, makes you stop and think if we could be as strong and courageous as Honor was. I have read all of Tracy's books and they never disappoint!
From beginning to end, loved it. What a story of a woman 150 years ago who had the courage to stand for her convictions!