The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
Following a broken engagement, Honor Bright sails across the ocean in search of a new beginning. The harrowing trip behind her, she settles in Ohio in 1859 and is soon drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad. In a land where life is practical, precarious and largely unsentimental, Honor, a modest English Quaker, must decide if conscience and principle are luxuries she can no longer afford or essentials she cannot live without. Luminous prose and finely researched detail illuminate her journey in a powerful story that affirms the potential we all have to make a difference.
11:30 - 12:00 - Book Chatter
The discussion will be moderated by the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Book Goddess, Tina Maura.
This is a brown-bag lunch event. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from any downtown Merchant.
This event is free and open to Friends members and the public. All are welcome.