The Last RunawayLarge Print - 2013
A New York Times Bestselling Author -- Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement.Honor Bright is a modest English Quaker who moves from England to Ohio in 1850, forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. Drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, Honor befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2013
Branch Call Number: CHEVA
Characteristics: 447 pages ; 23 cm