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The Last Runaway The stunning new novel from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring Honor Bright is a sheltered Quaker who has rarely ventured out of s 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


About the Author: Tracy Chevalier

Born 19 October 1962 in Washington, DC Youngest of 3 children Father was a photographer for The Washington Post.Childhood Nerdy Spent a lot of time lying on my bed reading Favorite authors back then Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madeleine L Engle, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Joan Aiken, Susan Cooper, Lloyd Alexander Book I would have taken to a desert island Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery.Education BA in English, Oberlin College, Ohio, 1984 No one was surprised that I went there I was made for such a progressive, liberal place.MA in creative writing, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, 1994 There s a lot of debate about whether or not you can be taught to write Why doesn t anyone ask that of professional singers, painters, dancers That year forced me to write all the time and take it seriously.Geography Moved to London after graduating from Oberlin in 1984 I had studied for a semester in London and thought it was a great place, so came over for fun, expecting to go back to the US after 6 months to get serious I m still in London, and still not entirely serious Even have dual citizenship though I keep the American accent intact.Family 1 English husband 1 English son 1 tortoiseshell cat.Career Before writing, was a reference book editor, working on encyclopedias about writers Yup, still nerdy Learned how to research and how to make sentences better Eventually I wanted to fix my own sentences rather than others , so I quit and did the MA.Writing Talked a lot about becoming a writer as a kid, but actual pen to paper contact was minimal Started writing short stories in my 20s, then began first novel, The Virgin Blue, during the MA year With Girl With a Pearl Earring written in 1998 , I became a full time writer, and have since juggled it with motherhood



10 thoughts on “The Last Runaway

  1. says:

    I am excluded even from the excluded, she thought Tracy Chevalier is one of those writers who have contributed in the development of Historical Fiction as we know it today Her writing contains beautiful metaphors and a successful combination of a fresh, modern feeling and a


  2. says:

    Oh, goodreads Why does thee not allow for a half star rating If thy did, I would give this book a solid 2.5 star rating For the cover art, I would give thy a 5 star rating But I digress Tracy Chevalier s latest book examines the Quakers role in the Underground Railroad during the mi


  3. says:

    A Quaker girl from England landed up in Faithwell, Ohio, 1850, right in the middle of the Underground Railroad s path Heartsick and homesick, Honor Haymaker struggled to wrap her mind around the slavery laws of America and the way it was applied in the northern states Milking cows, sewing q


  4. says:

    This novel was enjoyable enough However, reading it gives one a sensation of floating atop the story nothing pulls a person in or attaches itself to the reader s emotions The story is just too light The first hundred pages are largely given over to quilting patterns and sewing techniques, which is


  5. says:

    Simply put, this is one of the BEST historical novels I have ever read.The plot After being jilted by her fiance in England, Quaker woman Honor Bright decides to accompany her sister Grace to America and help Grace adjust to her upcoming marriage and impending life as a pioneer woman But when tragedy befal


  6. says:

    Honor Bright follows her sister Grace over to America in 1850 She crosses the sea in the Adventurer and makes her slow way to Faithwell, Ohio She meets despair and tragedy along the way and quickly finds herself in an uncomfortable situation almost as quickly as she arrives Honor is a Quaker and lives within her c


  7. says:

    I did not like this as much as I thought I would I like Chevalier, I like Historical Fiction, and I adore books of this period That s why the book gets a three star rating from me, but it leans towards the lower end of the 3 The book s weakness to me is the wishy washy main character Honor Bright She drifts along with eve


  8. says:

    I am trying to figure out today what made this book so unputdownable last night I was up reading it until I finished at 3am and the only thing I can come up with is the character of Honor Bright She is such a sympathetic character and I wanted to know what happened to her.The Last Runaway is the story of Honor Bright, a young Qua


  9. says:

    Inspiring and realistic A heart warming tale of one woman s unexpected journey to ferry runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad and saving her soul and self in the process.


  10. says:

    After being spurned by her fianc in 1850s England, Quaker Honor Bright accompanies her sister Grace to Ohio, where Grace is to be married Soon Honor must fend for herself Feeling unwelcomed by her sister s fiance and his sister in law, Honor marries a local Quaker man and moves to his family s farm, where she also feels unwanted Against their wi


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