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- DescriptionNew York Timesbestselling author ofGirl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the OrchardTracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past inThe Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement.Hor 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 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 Hor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality. However, Hor is drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, where she 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.
- Author BiographyTracy Chevalier was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She lives in London with her husband and son.
- Author(s)Tracy Chevalier
- PublisherPlume Books
- Date of Publication29/10/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPlume Books
- Weight240 g
- Width137 mm
- Height202 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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