Here at Hive we have just launched our new feature, Author of the Month, and March sees American historical author Tracy Chevalier highlighted.
Tracy is the author of six previous novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring which sold 4 million copies worldwide and was made into a film starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson. Born in Washington DC, in 1984 she moved to London, where she lives with her husband and son.
Her new novel, The Last Runaway, will be released on 14th March.
“The stunning new novel from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. 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. Life in 1850s Ohio is precarious and unsentimental. The sun is too hot, the thunderstorms too violent, the snow too deep. The roads are spattered with mud and spit. The woods are home to skunks and porcupines and raccoons. They also shelter slaves escaping north to freedom. Should Honor hide runaways from the ruthless men who hunt them down? The Quaker community she has joined may oppose slavery in principle, but does it have the courage to help her defy the law? As she struggles to find her place and her voice, Honor must decide what she is willing to risk for her beliefs. 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.”
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