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    Description"New York Times "bestselling author of "Girl With a Pearl Earring "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. In "New York Times "bestselling author Tracy Chevalier's newest historical saga, she introduces Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker who 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, drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, Honor 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. A powerful journey brimming with color and drama, "The Last Runaway "is Tracy Chevalier's vivid engagement with an iconic part of American history.


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    Title
    The Last Runaway
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tracy Chevalier
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 305
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780525952992
    ISBN 10: 0525952993
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    DC22: 813/.54
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    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDWST, GEOG/OHIO
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    B&T Approval Code: P26101590
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
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    LC classification: PS3553.H4367 L37 2013
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    BIC E4L: HST
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    E P Dutton & Co Inc
    Publication date
    01 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Tracy Chevalier is the "New York Times" bestselling author of six previous novels, including "Girl with a Pearl Earring," which has been translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., she lives in London with her husband and son.
    Review quote
    "Evokes entire landscapes...a master of voices." --"New York Times Book Review "(on "Falling Angels")