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The last runaway, Tracy Chevalier

Label
The last runaway
Title
The last runaway
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Chevalier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When modest Quaker Honor Bright sails from Bristol with her sister, she is fleeing heartache for a new life in America, far from home. But tragedy leaves her alone and vulnerable, torn between two worlds and dependent on the kindness of strangers. Life in 1850s Ohio is precarious and unsentimental. The sun is too hot, the thunderstorms too violent, the snow too deep. The roads are spattered with mud and spit. The woods are home to skunks and porcupines and raccoons. They also shelter slaves escaping north to freedom. Should Honor hide runaways from the ruthless men who hunt them down? The Quaker community she has joined may oppose slavery in principle, but does it have the courage to help her defy the law? As she struggles to find her place and her voice, Honor must decide what she is willing to risk for her beliefs. Set in the tangled forests and sunlit cornfields of Ohio, Tracy Chevalier's vivid novel is the story of bad men and spirited women, surprising marriages and unlikely friendships - and the remarkable power of defiance
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
813.6
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Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
The last runaway, Tracy Chevalier
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The last runaway, Tracy Chevalier
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
England, 1850. Honor and Grace Bright, sisters brought up in the Quaker community of Bridport, Dorset, are moving to a village in Ohio, to join Grace's husband and start a new life in America. Honor's most sacred possession on their voyage is the signature quilt she takes with her, a gift stitched by friends before she left, her patchwork memory of home. But when tragedy strikes Honor is forced to continue the journey to Faithwell, Ohio alone. On arrival and with no choice but to stay, Honor builds a new life for herself, and has to rely on the compassion of strangers while finding steady comfort in her quilt-making. As she learns more about the place that is to be her new home she discovers that Ohio is the land of runaways: slaves who are escaping the south and running north to freedom
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20 cm.
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Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780007350353
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1203899
  • (OCoLC)816152900

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