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`The best thing she's written since Girl with a Pearl Earring' Rose TremainThe stunning novel from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.Honor Bright is a sheltered Quaker who has rarely ventured out of 1850s Dorset when she impulsively emigrates to America. Opposed to the slavery that defines and divides the country, she finds her principles tested to the limit when a runaway slave appears at the farm of her new family. In this tough, unsentimental place, where whisky bottles sit alongside quilts, Honor befriends two spirited women who will teach her how to turn ideas into actions.
January 1, 2013 • Tracy Chevalier's latest novel, The Last Runaway, is the story of a young Quaker girl's move to America. Author Dolen Perkins-Valdez says it's a richly wrought and evocative tale.
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The Last Runaway is an entertaining read. The important themes of the book - slavery and the resistance movement - are, in spite of some moving encounters, unfortunately far less developed ...
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The Last Runaway's greatest strength is how it subtly poses ethical conundrums. For instance, deception is essential to the Railroad's success, yet as a Quaker, Honor can't lie. For instance, deception is essential to the Railroad's success, yet as a Quaker, Honor can't lie.