Author of the international best seller Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier will talk about her latest novel, The Last Runaway.
When modest Quaker Honor Bright sails from Bristol with her sister, she is fleeing heartache for a new life in America, far from home. But tragedy leaves her alone and vulnerable, torn between two worlds and dependent on the kindness of strangers.
Set in the tangled forests and sunlit cornfields of Ohio, Tracy Chevalier’s vivid novel is the story of bad men and spirited women, surprising marriages and unlikely friendships, and the remarkable power of defiance.
Tracy Chevalier is the author of six previous novels and is renowned for her rich evocations of periods past.
"Chevalier is the master of the telling detail, the evocative image." The Times
"Chevalier shows her skill for working history’s lost individuals into far-reaching fiction". Good Housekeeping
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