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The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

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Also by Tracy Chevalier:

A Single Thread, October 2020
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A Single Thread, September 2019
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Reader, I Married Him, April 2016
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At the Edge of the Orchard, March 2016
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The Last Runaway, January 2013
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Remarkable Creatures, January 2010
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Burning Bright, March 2008
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Girl With A Pearl Earring, January 2001
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The Last Runaway
Tracy Chevalier

Dutton
January 2013
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Featuring: Honor Bright
320 pages
ISBN: 0525952993
EAN: 9780525952992
Kindle: B008EXJVTQ
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Historical

New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring 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.

In New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevalier’s newest historical saga, she introduces Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker who 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 disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape.

Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality.

However, drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, Honor befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs.

A powerful journey brimming with color and drama, The Last Runaway is Tracy Chevalier’s vivid engagement with an iconic part of American history.

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