The Last Runaway

The Last Runaway

Tracy Chevalier Paperback, 305 pages; 2013
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In 1850, Honor Bright, a young English Quaker woman, decides on the spur of the moment to accompany her sister Grace to America. But shortly after their arrival, tragedy strikes, and Honor must make her way alone to Ohio. There, she is at the mercy of strangers who are more intent on looking after their own interests than helping her. Before she has time to understand the consequences of her actions, Honor finds herself embroiled in helping runaway slaves escape to freedom. The author of Girl with a Pearl Earring does another masterful job of bringing history vividly to life as she shows us that America's Underground Railroad was more than just a matter of black and white.
A Reader Review by Kathe Gustafson of Aurora, Colorado

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