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Chasing the North Star - by Robert Morgan (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 336

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Historical

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Book theme: General

Author: Robert Morgan

Language: English

Street Date: April 4, 2017
TCIN: 78708076
UPC: 9781616206451
Item Number (DPCI): 247-24-6857

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"Chasing the North Star is an epic journey, and Morgan's vision of our dark past shines . . . Brilliantly detailed, deeply satisfying, and ultimately hopeful." --Charles Frazier, author of Nightwoods and Cold Mountain

"Richly imaginative and thoroughly well researched, Chasing the North Star walks the reader through an extensive and thrilling escape filled with fiery insight and deep personal conviction . . . [Morgan's] personal connection to the land, including its history and features, enables the reader to experience the thrilling escape vividly. His historical nuances and references are spot-on. Chasing the North Star is an epic journey." --New York Journal of Books

"A gorgeous book full of lush prose, compelling characters, and an epic journey across America ten years before the Civil War." --Chicago Review of Books

"Adventurous, compelling . . . Remarkably, despite the horrors of slavery and the almost insurmountable obstacles to escape, this is far from a grim novel. Generously laced with humor, it becomes a story of more than survival. It is a story filled with courage and hope." --Greensboro News & Record

"Not only is the subject matter riveting, Morgan's language enhances the tension and defines his characters . . . Today, with racial and ethnic tensions again running high, this stark, terrifying story of perilous love and the search for peace is especially illuminating." --Knoxville News Sentinel

"A powerful, gripping, and unrelenting tale of wilderness survival under the most dire of circumstances in the pursuit of freedom: another outstanding work of historical fiction from Morgan." --Kirkus Reviews

"Morgan's latest is a grittily entertaining, smartly paced narrative about a fugitive slave. Morgan is a first-rate storyteller; he plots his novel extremely well, and readers will find this journey captivating." --Publishers Weekly

"Morgan . . . presents the reader with a convincing and richly imagined experience." --Booklist (starred review)
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