Currently reading: “The Last Runaway” by Tracy Chevalier

Howdy, friends.

This is what I’m reading now:

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Here is a review from NPR.

And this is what Booklist had to say:

Honor Bright sailed from England to America in 1850 with her sister, Grace, who is betrothed to a fellow Quaker in Ohio. After Grace’s death, Honor is left in the awkward position of an outsider, searching for her place in an unsettled land of restless change where even the Quakers are different from those she had known at home. She finds solace in writing letters to friends and family in England and in the exquisite quilting skills that tie her to her old life and offer some hope of ties to a new one. Honor’s only true American friend is Belle, the unorthodox milliner who clandestinely aids runaway slaves, even as her rough and charismatic brother, Donovan, hunts them down. Horrified by the realities of slavery, Honor faces the new complexities of the Fugitive Slave Law and the challenges it poses for the Quakers and for her personally. Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring, 2000) offers a cast of strong characters wrestling with thorny personalities, the harsh realities of the frontier, and the legal and moral complexities of American slavery. –Vanessa Bush

I’ve read her other books, including The Girl with a Pearl Earring and Beautiful Creatures, and loved them. I see she has a few more on her site that I haven’t read yet. I’m over halfway through this, and I love it.

Happy reading.

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