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The Resource The Last Runaway

The Last Runaway

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The Last Runaway
Title
The Last Runaway
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Summary
New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement. Honor 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 Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality. However, Honor 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.From the Trade Paperback edition
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Chevalier, Tracy
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
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The Last Runaway
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OVERDRIVE:d8ba6ded-7135-4830-8c82-630f107b0a10
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101606643
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Last Runaway
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d8ba6ded-7135-4830-8c82-630f107b0a10
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101606643
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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    Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
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