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Onal foray into the American past in The Last Runaway bringing to life the Underground Railroad and 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 situation almost as uickly as she arrives Honor is a uaker and lives within her community of Friends She finds that Faithwell is a stop for runaway slaves from the South on their North Star path to Oberlin and onto Canada I enjoyed each chapter ended with a letter either from or to Honor I found myself looking forward to these pieces of correspondence between her old life and new one I also enjoyed reading about uilting and learning the differences in the patterns techniue and colors The things that fell a little flat for me was the runaway storyline this felt a little too light given the situation I m not sure helping runaways in Ohio would ve been uite as easy as it was for Honor These plot points didn t feel gritty enough and I found myself uestioning the authenticity of the narrative Belle Mills was by far my favorite character the local milliner whose brother is the slave catcher in the area Belle is a no nonsense hat maker with a personality this book sorely needed Overall I enjoyed this book but it was a lighter historical version of this time period than I would ve liked Wonder (The Books of Marvella, into the American past Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set in The Last Runaway bringing to life the Underground Railroad and Honor Bright follows her sister Grace over to America The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase in 1850 She crosses the sea The Tunnel in the Adventurer and makes her slow way to Faithwell Ohio She meets despair and tragedy along the way and uickly finds herself Secretos del Cosmos in an uncomfortable situation almost as uickly as she arrives Honor The Secret Treasons is a uaker and lives within her community of Friends She finds that Faithwell مريض الوهم is a stop for runaway slaves from the South on their North Star path to Oberlin and onto Canada I enjoyed each chapter ended with a letter either from or to Honor I found myself looking forward to these pieces of correspondence between her old life and new one I also enjoyed reading about uilting and learning the differences The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death in the patterns techniue and colors The things that fell a little flat for me was the runaway storyline this felt a little too light given the situation I m not sure helping runaways ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, in Ohio would ve been uite as easy as Doctor y campeón it was for Honor These plot points didn t feel gritty enough and I found myself uestioning the authenticity of the narrative Belle Mills was by far my favorite character the local milliner whose brother La corruptrice is the slave catcher Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves in the area Belle The Purpose-Guided Universe is a no nonsense hat maker with a personality this book sorely needed Overall I enjoyed this book but The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion it was a lighter historical version of this time period than I would ve liked

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New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier makes her first ficti 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 With A Pearl Earring managed to bring the Netherlands to focus and started a whole array of books set during the 17th century inspired by the magnificent painters of this beautiful country The Last Runaway is eually successful I dare say that at times it is even betterOhio 1850s The tension between the cities of the North and the cities of the South regarding the abolition of slavery is brewing The communities are divided over the issue and over their own religious beliefs The uakers are considered weird but they are supposed to be honest and supporters of euality Does this euality extent to salves It dependsIn the midst of it all we find Honor A young Englishwoman whose life changes drastically the moment she set foot in the New World Her relationships with an array of interesting characters and her convictions compose a beautiful sad poignant story Well there you go We re all from somewhere else That s how Ohio is The community Chevalier depicts is a mix of opposites Ohio is a stop on the way North or on the way South The residents are torn between sympathy and fear The story is built on the notion of antithesis Antithesis between our faith and our actions Between love and duty Between obligations and wishes Honor has been brought up to be honest no matter what but there are things she can t even admit to herself Donovan is torn between his twisted notion of duty and the demands of his heart To what extent can we disregard our social and familial duties in order to do what we think is right and just Do we give in and betray our principles These are the uestions Honor has to face while trying to forge a life in a place that is an amalgam of clashing convictions and troubled soulsThe writing is exceptional I could go on about all the vivid details the beautiful imagery the dialogue There is an underlying tenderness and softness in the prose even if the subject itself is difficult and harsh he daily life and customs are masterfully described and the themes that Chevalier uses to compose her story are always relevant to any era The tone isn t didactic or preachy but simple direct and calm like Honor herself The characters are major contributors to a successful novel and in this one we have uite a few memorable ones Honor is a delight in the sense that she s realistic determined and persistent I didn t think of her as naive On the contrary I admired her bravery because she had to face the prejudices of a whole community and the horrible manners of her mother in law Now I will become controversial here and admit that I would choose a different path and obey my true wishes regarding marriage and family but I understand her motives given the era and the circumstances This brings us to Donovan one of the most interesting characters I ve recently come across He is complex almost tragic in his choices his inner battle Belle is also exceptional as are Virginie and Mrs Reed The Haymakers I definitely could have done without those idiotsThere is an interesting theme permeating the novel The notion of looking and thinking forward instead of dwelling in misfortune The American Way Honor uestions this She considers it a mistake because not remembering leads to the same mistakes over and over again Judging by the way our world works I cannot help thinking that she is right Slavery war atrocities committed against the people whose land was stolen by the settlers Within such a context future can only become better through togetherness The end is satisfying but it is clear that Honor isn t convinced And she s right in my opinion Noone can speak of euality and continue dividing people into categories And once I cannot help thinking that every successful Historical Fiction novel acts as the clearest mirror reflecting our problematic societiesMy reviews can also be found on Secretos de una bruja celta (Obras De Referencia - Extramuros) is one of those writers who have contributed The Thin Grey Line in the development of Historical Fiction as we know Pintoricchio it today Her writing contains beautiful metaphors and a successful combination of a fresh modern feeling and a kind of dialogue that Il cubo di Rubik. 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Illuminating the principles passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement I 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 Silence so much that she doesn t seem to have any thoughts and above all she didn t make me believe that she was sincere Honor Bright is an English uaker who comes to America to get away from a jilting ostensibly to help her sister settle into her new home Her sister succumbs to a yellow fever sickness before she can reach Ohio Honor unable to go back to England but nitpicking away with America because among other things it is not neat and ordered and there are trees everywhere decides to continue on to Ohio where she meets a number of interesting characters all of them somehow connected with fugitive slaves She continues drifting without purpose until she decides that the corn is ready please don t tell me this used to happen and if it did is this where the word corny originate from and gets married to the second man that happens along The first is there to provide some conflict Then she becomes involved in a totally floaty fashion in the Underground Railroad Honor is a wispy creature to build a story on Her main trait is that she s silent and that she s an expert uiltmaker This gets us through the first hundred pages She whines incessantly about where she is everything is so transient everyone wants to move away they have wood houses and not solid stone like in England all the while forgetting that and people were leaving England to make a life in the new world including herself She doesn t make any effort to be involved in the Community she believes in so much so it becomes really hard for us to empathize with her when she says she s friendless She becomes involved in the Underground Railroad true but as I read it it s used as a backdrop to this wallflower s story and that s just not interesting She uses her people s aversion to help fugitive slaves to make a martyr of herself They have a very compelling reason for the aversion in spite of which they give her a great deal of latitude Sure they could use some spine and their actions are deplorable and all too common But what bothered me with the book is that the girl who will go silent for months on her family in some weird sort of judgment for refusing to help a runaway can see the Light in a merciless slave catcher denounced even by his own sister What kind of person would do that Other than a horny one having the hots for the slave catcher I mean She doesn t actually have the guts to admit that eitherBut I do give Chevalier points for a bunch of other things As always the descriptions of the period and of the place are great to read She evokes the transience of the place well There are some memorable characters Belle Mills Donovan Judith Haymaker Mrs Reed In fact any one not named Honor Bright happen to have a personality I would have loved to read a book from Belle s perspective or Mrs Reed s Infinitely interesting characters The scenes with the fugitives are affecting and I kept wishing that the book had of that I even liked the almost endless commentary on uaker uilting it was well researched and definitely preferable to the main character s whining I was looking forward to the book very much and while it was well written in the historical point of view it was a very unsatisfying read I wish books didn t take something important and trivialize it to a marginality but insist that it is very important We can see it s not 3 stars for nostalgia I received a copy via NetGalley for review ¡Oh, lorem ipsum! 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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

  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 give thy a 5 star rating But I digress Tracy Chevalier's latest book examines the uakers' role in the Underground Railroad during the mid 1800s We see this time period through the eyes of one Honor

  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 o

  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 taste for such thorough narrations of domestiue intricacies; but a reader choosing this book b

  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 ad

  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

  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

  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

  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 married Soon Honor must fend for herself Feeling unwelcomed by her sister’s fiance and his

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