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The Last Runaway

Tracy Chevalier

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

9h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

56:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

47:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

43:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:11:59