Monday, March 4, 2013
Who is the last runaway?
Title: The Last Runaway
By: Tracy Chevalier
Beginning in England, this is the story of Honor Bright, a young Quaker woman who travels to Ohio with her sister after a broken engagement. The sea voyage is terrible and Honor knows she can never face the sea again. However, upon landing in America, she is faced with many more trials and tribulations. Things are very different in the American Friends’ communities. Honor must rely on strangers in a strange land for support, food, shelter, everything. She begins to realize that sometimes principles are rendered difficult by social, economic, and political realities especially for a minority group like the Quakers.
Chevalier paints a vivid picture of the Ohio frontier and the Underground Railroad in this novel.
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