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Best-selling novelist and historian Robert Morgan returns with a stunning new work of historical fiction. In Chasing the North Star, Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of a runaway slave named Jonah Williams who, on his 18th birthday, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born with only a few stolen coins, a knife, and the clothes on his back. No shoes, no map, no clear idea of where to head except north, hiding during the day and running through the night. Although Jonah eludes the men sent to capture him, the one person who never loses his trail is Angel, a slave girl he meets in North Carolina, a young woman with a remarkably free spirit who sees Jonah as her way to freedom and sets out to follow him.
Morgan's clear, plain prose brings an urgency and authenticity to this spellbinding story of two teenage runaways and their terrifying world. Filled with adventure and romance, Chasing the North Star is storytelling of the highest caliber.
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By T. Shaw on 11-28-17
A cross between Huck Finn and the underground rail
I enjoyed this book especially as the characters kept getting into jams and getting out in interesting ways. There was never a dull moment, until the end and even that was fun. Jonah/Joshua is hard driven to get away from slavery and Angel is hard driven to keep up with Jonah. Interesting love story as well.
By Suzy Clark on 03-09-17
Avid fan of Robert Morgan
This, as we're all of the books I have read so far from this author, was delightful! I love the mention of local areas that are near and dear to my heart. Me. Morgan has the uncanny ability to become whomever he writes about. This suggests to me that he is an old and dear soul.