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The Last Runaway: A Novel
by Tracy Chevalier

Published: 2013-10-29
Paperback : 320 pages
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A powerful journey brimming with color and drama The Last Runaway is New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevaliers 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 ...
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A powerful journey brimming with color and drama The Last Runaway is New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevaliers 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 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 New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement Honor Bright a modest English Quaker moves to Ohio in 1850 only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land Sick from the moment she leaves England and fleeing personal di

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No, it should provoke a good discussion about the characters in this book. There are some interesting situations and relationships between the main characters.
by marybook (see profile) 12/07/13

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  "The last runaway "by [email protected] (see profile) 01/19/17

I thought it was a slow read with uninteresting characters

 
by alarcara (see profile) 02/03/16

 
by ajdolph (see profile) 01/12/16

 
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  "THE LAST RUNAWAY"by youngsuz (see profile) 08/17/14

LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE QUAKERS ROLE IN THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.GREAT DESCRIPTIONS OF THAT TIME PERIOD.

 
  "A pleasant read"by [email protected] (see profile) 12/08/13

Overall our club liked this book . We didn't fell we learned anything we didn't know about the Underground Railway, but the author has good characters and descriptions.

 
  "The Last Runaway"by marybook (see profile) 12/07/13

I do enjoy Tracy Chevalier's style of writing and being a fan of historical novels liked the way she took her interest in the Quaker religion, the town of Oberlin and its place in the underground railway,... (read more)

 
  "Last runaway"by Mehrhart (see profile) 12/06/13

 
  "The Last Runaway"by eharta11 (see profile) 12/06/13

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