THE LAST RUNAWAY tells of a young Quaker woman who arrives in the American Midwest in the 1850s to find life very different from her home across the Atlantic. She is drawn into helping slaves escape on the Underground Railway and discovers principles count for little, even within a religious community famed for championing human equality.
THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed by Tracy Chevalier on a bookplate at her London home. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing and comes with a certificate authenticating the signature. Published in January, 2013 by Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
TRACY CHEVALIER (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) selected us as one of only six American stops on her 2007 tour. Since then, in addition to posting about us on her web site, she has written of us in The Bookshop Book (Jen Campbell - Constable UK December 4, 2014) and been quoted in Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores ( Bob Eckstein - Clarkson Potter USA - October 4, 2016). Thank you Tracy Chevalier for signing our books.